SHAH ALAM: Rohde & Schwarz Radios For Keris class ships. 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 Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is replacing the Chinese-supplied radios on its three Keris-class littoral mission ships (LMS) with those from German electronics manufacturer, Rohde & Schwarz.
Information published on the Malaysian finance ministry’s procurement website indicate that the contracts are worth USD115,000 each. However, there are no details about which model was selected for the contracts.
From the earlier article.
Anyhow, I am aware that there is a report out there telling us that RMN has a detailed list of defects on board the LMS, which are mostly China-made stuff. AFAIK this is the first time that RMN is actually doing something about it. The modification/replacement work is expected to be done at the Kota Kinabalu naval base where the LMS squadron are based.
With nearly RM1.5 million to be spend on the three ships of the class, including for LMS Badik, the modification/repair work is more likely a replacement contract as stated above. What about the fourth ship then? It is likely that a tender to replace its radios will be published once the ship’s delivery date become nearer, which is this December. As for Badik, her commissioning, is likely to be held either this week or next week.
It must be noted that the Rohde & Schwarz also supplied the radios for the Lekiu class and the LCS, RMAF fighters from the Hornets and Sukhois are also equipped with Rohde & Schwarz radios.
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