Defence Contract

Mast on the Maharaja Lela

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the Lumut Naval Shipyard (Lunas) has installed parts of the ship sensor module – likely the radome which contained the main radar sensor – on the Maharaja Lela, the first LCS. This is a break from the method adopted by Naval Group for the Gowinds, […]

Defence Contract

Further Delays to First LCS

SHAH ALAM: The delay in nationalisation of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) is also causing a delay in resumption of work for the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela. Confirming this today in a press conference in Parliament, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan said work on the first ship will only […]

Public Accounts Committee

LCS Report To Be Debated in Dewan Rakyat

SHAH ALAM: THE Dewan Rakyat will hold a debate in the next session of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report regarding the LCS project. The debate will be held when the PAC report is published on October 9, the start of the third session of the current Parliament. […]

Defence Contract

Reasons for The Higher LCS Cost

SHAH ALAM: Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari told Dewan Rakyat today that the additional time given to Boustead Naval Ship (BNS) to complete the five the LCS was one of the reasons for the increase in cost of the project. He said the additional time given was part of the […]

Malaysian Defence

First LCS in 2024, Updated

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Muhamad Hasan said today that the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela – will be completed in the third quarter of 2024. This was the second time that the Defence Minister – who one month ago said he did not enough about the project to […]


Et Tu LMS Batch II?

SHAH ALAM: During DSA 2022, the Defence Minister announced that the government will fund the build of three Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) Batch II equipped with more sophisticated mission systems. This means that the LMS Batch II will be a more capable warship than the gunboats of which the KD […]

Defence Contract

How Much Is That LCS in The Window?

SHAH ALAM: How much is that LCS in the window? The honest answer is no one knows, really. They didn’t know it when the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) was awarded the Letter of Award (LOA) back in 2011. They still didn’t know when the RM9 billion contract was signed back […]


Happy Belated Birthday LCS

SHAH ALAM: Happy Belated Birthday LCS. Yesterday, marked the seventh birthday of the RMN Littoral Combat Ship. Yes its the seventh birthday of the LCS, as Dec. 3, 2014 was the date of the first steel cutting for the LCS at the premises of IHC Metalix company in Amsterdam, Holland. […]

Defence Contract

Latest Pictures of Maharaja Lela

SHAH ALAM: Latest pictures of Maharaja Lela. When the PAT visited the BNS last week, MAF Facebook page did not published pictures of any of the LCS hulls including the first one, PCU Maharaja Lela. It published some pictures of the PAT inside the hulls and even KD Kasturi undergoing […]

Malaysia -RMN

No Quarter

SHAH ALAM: No Quarter. RMN first of class LCS – Maharaja Lela – is expected to undergo harbour trials in late 2018 before moving on to sea trials ahead of her contractual deilvery date in mid-2019. Maharaja Lela – was launched by Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, witnessed by […]