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LMS Badik

SHAH ALAM: LMS Badik. The third LMS was officially named as Badik in a ceremony held at the Wuchuan shipyard at Qidong, China today. The naming ceremony for LMS Badik was conducted by the wife of the Malaysian Defence Attache to China, Puan Rohana Osman. Her husband had took physical […]

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LMS 3 Coming

SHAH ALAM: LMS 3 coming. RMN’s third China-made warship, LMS 3 is expected to be delivered by the end of this month (September), says Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (though not exactly ) today while the upgraded CN-235 will be delivered by the end of November. In a press release issued […]

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Radio Mods For Keris Class

SHAH ALAM: Radio mods for Keris class. Barely two years into their service, RMN is seeking to modify the V/UHF radios on the two Keris class LMS, KD Keris and KD Sundang. The notice for quotation for the modifications, were published on the ePerolehan website on August 24 and closes […]

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Ammo For Keris Class Ships

SHAH ALAM: Ammo for Keris class ships. In a posting in 2017 on the LMS, I wrote that the Keris class ships will be fitted with a China made RWS and their ammo will likely be compatible with the current 30mm guns in service with the RMN. I was wrong, […]

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Third LMS, KD Panah?

SHAH ALAM: Third LMS, KD Panah? The third LMS of the RMN, pennant number 113, may well be named KD Panah, based on a RFB issued by the Defence Ministry. The RFB is for the supply and installation of satellite TV spare parts, anemometer and AIS for PC ships ex […]

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Sundang Commissioned

SHAH ALAM: The RMN today (March 5) commissioned into service its second LMS, KD Sundang at the Kota Kinabalu naval base at Teluk Sepanggar. RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany read out the commissioning credentials at the ceremony before presenting it to Sundang first commanding officer, Kdr Khairil Sarian. The ship […]

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On Budget and Schedule

SHAH ALAM: On budget and schedule, that was the message by TS Kamarulzaman Badaruddin on the Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) project, that was conceived and contracted during his tenure as the RMN chief. The retired admiral contacted Malaysian Defence the other day- unprompted-following news that the third LMS had been […]

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Third LMS Launched

SHAH ALAM: The third Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has been launched. The ship -pennant number 113 – was launched at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WISG) shipyard in Wuhan, China on 28 October, the RMN said in a release. It said the ship would […]