SHAH ALAM: Its now KD Badik. As predicted in a previous post, RMN third LMS, KD Badik (113) was commissioned into service at the Kota Kinabalu naval base today (Oct.22, 2021). The ceremony was conducted by RMN chief Admiral Mohd Reza Sany.
From The Borneo Post:
KD Badik, the third Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) ship, arrived at the Sepanggar Naval Base on September 25 after sailing some 1,836 nautical miles from Wuhan, China.
Work on the third LMS began on September 19, 2019 at Wuchuan Shuangliu Manufacture Base in Wuhan before it was launched on October 28, 2020. KD Badik was then handed to the Malaysian government on September 14, 2021 after successfully undergoing harbour and sea trials.
KD Badik is led by Commander Mohd Sharedzwan Saharudin
The newspaper also quoted the RMN chief as saying that
Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany said the three assets, namely the fourth Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) named KD Rencong and two Maritime Operations Helicopter (MOH) AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, are expected to arrive by 2022.
All the three assets will be placed at the Eastern Fleet Command at the Sepanggar Naval Base, he said.
“We are waiting for the procurement process for the fourth LMS, which we have named KD Rencong, and we expect to receive it by end of this year.
“We will also receive two AW139 helicopters by next year and all these assets will be stationed at the Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters,” he said during the commissioning of the third LMS ship, KD Badik, at the Sepanggar Naval Base on Friday.
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