Refit For KD Terengganu

SHAH ALAM: Refit for KD Terengganu. KD Terengganu, the fourth ship in the Kedah class is expected to undergo a refit at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut, later this year. Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation on June 20 announced to Bursa Saham that BNS, its associate company had accepted a letter of award from the Defence Ministry for the refit of the ship with a contract value RM96 million.

A jack stay demonstration from KD Terengganu and KD Pahang at the KK Naval Base on May 28, during the 85th anniversary open day. KD Terengganu.

The announcement.

The Company wishes to announce that on 20 June 2019, its associate company Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), had accepted a letter dated 14 June 2019 from the Ministry of Defence Malaysia representing the Government of Malaysia, awarding BNS a contract for the Refit works on KD TERENGGANU (the Contract) at a contract value of RM95,990,015.07. A formal contract between the Government of Malaysia and BNS will be signed at a later date.

Two Kedah class, KD Kelantan (175) and KD Selangor (176) berthed at Lumut jetty in early 2014. The ship on the other side is KD Mahawangsa. Malaysian Defence

It is unclear when Terengganu will undergo the refit as mentioned above the contract has yet to be signed. Terengganu currently based at Kuantan naval base will be involved in an exercise with her sister ship, KD Kelantan and other vessels in Ex KerisMas this week.

KD Terengganu firing its 76 mm main gun. KD Terengganu.

The last Kedah-class to undergo a refit was KD Perak, at the Shin Yang shipyard in Miri. I was informed that there are some concerns regarding the work done on Perak, however, as there is nothing official about it I will not say anything further about it.

A combo of pictures of a RMN Fennec landing on KD Terengganu, last year. KD Terengganu.

Anyhow it is likely the Terengganu will be installed with the Gem Eletronicca EOFCS as previously reported. As I mentioned before RMN wanted to do an extensive upgrades for the Kedah-class but as money is tight, scheduled refits like this are the only ones they can afford.

KD Terengganu crest.

It must be noted that Boustead has not announced a new MD for BHIC. Meanwhile, the Edge has a report on the company today regarding the LCS. It is mostly about monetary claims it had been seeking from the government which the report said had been approved.

— Malaysian Defence

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