SHAH ALAM: More RHIBs for the navy. The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has taken delivery of 11 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the manufacturer, MSET Inflatable Composite Sdn Bhd (MSET) at the Lumut naval base today.
The RHIBs, worth RM8.2 million, were handed over by MSET Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Aminudin Mat Yusof to RMN Special Forces Command chief First Admiral Mohd Redzuan Taib, RMN said in a release today. The RHIBs were ordered as part of the procurement for Ops Benteng, the operation against the smugglers and human traffickers to stop the spread of Covid 19.
The RHIBs were manufactured by MSET at its facility in Kuala Terengganu and was completed within eight weeks, as per the contract. RMN said the delivery of the RHIBs will go in a long way towards the success of Op Benteng, which is being coordinated by the National Task Force.
It is likely the RHIBs are similar to the ones, MSET is supplying to the Army under another contract, also part of the Op Benteng procurement drive.
I cannot find the tender for the RMN RHIB contract on the ePerolehan website though. It is likely that it was a variation order from another contract already awarded to MSET.
The specifications for the new RMN RHIB.
Length: 26 foot
Engine: Twin Yamaha otuboards
Speed: 44 knots
Capacity: 12 personnel
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