IPMS on LCS All Good

A bird's eye of the Lumut Shipyard taken in April by the company. PCU Maharaja Lela is now berthed just behind KD Kasturi now.

SHAH ALAM: Lumut Naval Shipyard (Lunas) on May 17 held a signing ceremony with L3HARRIS MAPPS Sdn Bhd of the Critical Design Review of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the LCS project.

The signing ceremony, according to Lunas, marks

a pivotal step forward in ensuring the efficiency and readiness of the LCS Project, underscoring the collaborative efforts, dedication and commitment in delivering excellence by all involved parties.

The IPMS if you remember was the main reason the LCS would not be ready in time for LIMA 2019, well at least according to the BNS people as reported here then. Since then we knew that many other things were the reasons for the project’s delay.

Lunas LCS project director Rosnizam Che Putih (third from right) exchanging gifts with L3HARRIS MAPPS official. Lunas

The post published by Lunas on its Facebook page also highlighted the shipyard’s third LCS director
Capt (retired) Rosnizam Che Puteh. He succeeded Azhar Jumaat who was made the shipyard’s CEO on May 13. Azhar replaced Anuar Murad, the first BNS LCS director in 2017. Azhar told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that he took the job on the suggestion of the then RMN chief Admiral TS Aziz Jaafar.

Rosnizam, according to his LinkedIn profile became the LCS project director in January this year. Like his predecessors, Rosnizam was an RMN engineer, who left the service with the rank of Captain.

The release from Lunas:

Lumut Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (LUNAS) would like to express our gratitude for the extensive commitment received from all related parties, notably L3HARRIS MAPPS Sdn Bhd (L3H) and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Project Team in the agreed frame work for a smooth progression of the RMN LCS Project.
On 15 May 2024, LUNAS alongside RMNPT and L3H held a modest ceremony for the formality signing of Critical Design Review for Integrated Platform Management System. Representing LUNAS was Capt. Rosnizam Che Puteh (Retired), Director of LCS Project while First Admiral Ir. Ts. Franklin Jeyasekhar Joseph, RMN LCS Program Director General, represented RMN. Special acknowledgment goes to Mr. Anand Pathak, Executive Director – Regional Lead and Mr. Sudhindra Chintamani, Manager – Program Management from L3H for their presence at this event.
This event marks a pivotal step forward in ensuring the efficiency and readiness of the LCS Project, underscoring the collaborative efforts, dedication and commitment in delivering excellence by all involved parties.

The latest overview of the Lumut Naval Shipyard. The blue circle marked the ship lift where ships are put into water or lifted out of water. Lunas.

The first LCS, Maharaja Lela is supposed to be placed into water this Thursday which will kickstart its builders trials. Hopefully, it will take place and not delayed again.

— Malaysian Defence

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9 Comments

  1. I will pray it will float perfectly. Oh Marhalim did you know the details about ipms for RMN’s ada class?

  2. The Turkish Adas are fitted with a Turkish made IPMS – Unimacs 3000 manufactured by Yaltes. I assumed that is the base starting point.

  3. Qamarul – ”I will pray it will float perfectly.”

    I would think that the least of the concerns; its ability to float.

  4. Azlan-I would think that the least of the concerns; its ability to float.
    If if doesn’t then i guess it is not worthy to carry on with the project.

    Marhalim-Unimacs 3000 manufactured by Yaltes
    Oh I thought it was manufactured by imtech. I guess they licensed it. It is the same ipms on the sigma class corvette & the royal thai opv.

  5. I just learn that the LCS 1 is already floating on the water, thank god lol. Another interesting news is the LMS-2 radar would be the CENK-S Aesa radar like the istanbul class frigate. Sam will be the haegung quad packed on each vls but no gokdeniz. I was rooting for it but that’s ok.
    The not so nice news is the first ship will be built in Turkey but the rest probably will be built locally but STM did not choose any shipyard yet. Or its already chosen but not announced. That’s my worst nightmare.

  6. Qamarul – ” doesn’t then i guess it is not worthy to carry on with the project.”

    What I meant was that there was never any worries or doubts it could float. Can you name me an instance of a hull being put into the water and not floating? The issues/concerns lie with various other areas; i.e. how various other things will perform; rather than the ability of the hull being able to ”float perfectly”.

    Qamarul – ” Another interesting news is the LMS-2 radar would be the CENK-S Aesa radar like the istanbul class frigate. ”

    Based on a statement made by someone in a recent video. That may change [or may not] because there have also been contradictory statements elsewhere.

    Qamarul – ”That’s my worst nightmare.”

    As Marhalim alluded to; Lunas. As it stands if there is no external interference and if the yard is put through a learning process [as was done with the Kedahs and should have been done with the LCSs it’s not all doom and gloom. Also note that by the time the local yard commences work on the 2nd or 3rd ship; all the integration/certification and other issues would already have been sorted out on the lead ship.

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