Malaysia -RMN

First LCS Launch this August

SHAH ALAM: The launch of the first LCS has been set on Aug. 24, 2017. The launch will be held at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, where the six LCS under contract are built. Currently, the yard is building the first two LCS. The date of the launch was […]

Malaysia -RMN

Armada 2017

SHAH ALAM: Armada 2017 will be held at the Lumut naval base as part of the navy’s 83rd anniversary, from the 28th to 30th April. Apart from ship’s visit there will be static displays and live demonstrations throughout the three-day event. RMN has not announced the name of the ships […]

Malaysia -RMN

Ships Updates, LMS and LCS

LANGKAWI: Ships Update, LMS and LCS Work on the first LMS is expected to start in May. The work is to be undertaken by Boustead partner, China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Ltd, in one of it shipyards in China. Under the RM1.17 billion contract, two of the LMS will be […]

Malaysia -RMN

Gagah Samudera To Be Commission Soon

SHAH ALAM: PCU Gagah Samudera, the first of two RMN new training ships, was handed over to the navy on March 1. It is expected the DSME-designed ship will be commission soon. The commissioning could be done before LIMA 17 so the ship could take part in the show at […]

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

MRSS On The Horizon, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Days after MRSS on The Horizon posting, I received three comments asking me to check out a report by Jakarta Post that PT Pal will be signing the contract for the ship, this August. I am unable to post the report here, unfortunately, as it is protected by […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS On The Horizon?

SHAH ALAM: MRSS on the horizon? At the Indodefence Show last November, Boustead Naval Shipyard signed a MOU with Indonesian-state owned firm, PT PAL, to colloborate on a possible multi-role support ship contract. Following the MOU, I reported that the MRSS project – four of which being sought under the […]

Malaysia -RMN

More on the LMS, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: More on the LMS, Part 2. It appears that the negotiations for the LMS is going well and its expected that the contract (or Letter of Award, the official term) could be signed at the next LIMA in Langkawi this March. The LOI for the project was awarded […]

Malaysian Defence

Muddling Through 2017

SHAH ALAM: Muddling Through 2017. So what’s in store for the Malaysian defence and national security in the new year? Not much really and like the whole of the country, its likely to muddle through the year, much like what had happened in the past. With oil prices seemingly under […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Launch of NGPC Delayed

SHAH ALAM: The launch of the first New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) has been delayed. In the previous post, I reported that the ceremony will be held this month. Read Here. However, I have been informed that it will be delayed indefinitely. There is nothing wrong with the ship, its […]