Defence Contract

LCS on Steroids

SHAH ALAM: It appears that DCNS has taken the Gowind design further and made a proper frigate. The result is the Belharra – an evolution of the Gowind and the FREMM frigates – five of which will be build starting in 2023. The Belharra pushed the LCS design further turning […]

Malaysia -RMN

Keel Laying Ceremony for Second LCS

SHAH ALAM: Keel Laying Ceremony for Second LCS. Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Johari Baharum officiated the keel laying for the second LCS at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut today. A year ago – March 8, 2016 – a similar ceremony for the first LCS was conducted at […]

Malaysia -RMN

Nav Radars for LCS

SHAH ALAM: The nav radars for the first LCS has been delivered to the Boustead Naval Dockyard in Lumut, recently. The radars are the Kelvin Hughes Sharpeye in the E/F-band (X &; S-Band), industry sources told Malaysian Defence. The nav radars will be be installed on the DCNS-designed panoramic sensors […]

Malaysia -RMN

Walk Like An Egyptian

SHAH ALAM: Walk Like An Egyptian was a song made famous by an American band the Bangles. However, in building the Gowind corvette, the French firm DCNS and maybe the Egyptians, are beating our boys in Lumut. Boustead Naval Shipyard started building RMN’s LCS, four months earlier than the first […]

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Indian Scorpenes Data Revealed

SHAH ALAM: The data for the Indian Scorpene submarines – an updated version of the RMN Perdana Menteri class – have been leaked. The Australian, a newspaper based in Melbourne – however choose to claim that the leak data may well compromise their own submarine design also built by the […]

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New Facility at KK Naval Base

SHAH ALAM: A Magnetic Ranging and Deperming Facility will be built at the Kota Kinabalu naval base in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah. The MRDF contract was awarded to DCNS of France, the JV builder/maintainer of RMN submarines and the sub-contractor for the LCS. The MRDF will provide countermeasures for RMN ships […]

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Keel Laying Ceremony for 1st LCS

SHAH ALAM: THE keel laying ceremony for the first LCS is scheduled next week, March 8 at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is expected to be the guest of honour. From Wikipedia “Laying the keel, or laying down is the formal recognition […]

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Kongsberg Confirmed NSM for LCS

SHAH ALAM: Norwegian multinational, Kongsberg Defence Systems, has announced an LOA from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for the supply of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and its related equipment. In a release issued today, Kongsberg stated that it has received a Letter of Award worth approximately 20 million EURO with […]

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LCS contract awarded to BNS

PETALING JAYA: It appears I spoke too soon. From the AFP and BSKL announcement page, it appears that BNS has gotten its LOA from the govt to build the SGPV/LCS or frigate. And more importantly the ceiling price has gone up to RM9 billion. Yes its the ceiling price, it […]