SHAH ALAM: Radio mods for Rencong. As predicted last October, Rencong will have a new U/VHF radio, just like her sister ships, KD Keris; KD Sundang and KD Badik. This is based on a tender notice published in the Eperolehan website on January 24 which said PEMBAIKAN RADIO V/UHF LMS 4 RENCONG.
As reported by Malaysian Defence last October:
Remember the request for bids to repair/modify the radios on KD Keris and KD Sundang last August? When the RFB ended, another tender was floated for LMS Three. And last week on the Eperolehan website, the results for the three tenders came out and the winners for them is Rohde & Schwarz Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The company of course is the local subsidiary of the German electronics firm.
The specifications for the Rencong’s radio modifications are basically the same as for her sister ships which meant Rohde & Schwarz will be the winner, barring any technical errors.
Anyhow, as if you are probably aware Rencong commissioning ceremony is scheduled for this Friday (January 28) at the Kota Kinabalu naval base at Teluk Sepanggar. This where all the ships of the 11th LMS Squadron will be base though the ships have been going around the country as part of likely a familiarization tour. Sundang was involved in the Pangkor War exercise off Lumut, early this month. She was at the Naval Region 3 headquarters in Langkawi a few days ago.
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