Monday, 15 April 2019

Naval News on Twitter: "The 1st Littoral Mission Ship #LMS for the Royal Malaysian Navy is ready for launch in #China @ProjectLms @tldm_rasmi



Naval News on Twitter: "The 1st Littoral Mission Ship #LMS for the Royal Malaysian Navy is ready for launch in #China @ProjectLms @tldm_rasmi… https://t.co/YYq0Kq8wiR"


Under the contract the first two vessels in the programme were to be built in China by a CSIC-affiliated shipyard, while the remaining two hulls would be constructed by BNS with Chinese assistance as part of a technology transfer arrangement.

The keel for the first vessel was laid down by China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding in October 2018, while steel for the second-of-class was cut on the same day.

The LMS has an overall length of 68.8 m, an overall beam of 9 m, and a hull draught of 2.8 m, and will displace about 700 tonnes at full load. It will have a top speed of 22 kt and a standard range of about 2,000 n miles (3,704 km) at 15 kt.

The vessel can be armed with a 20 mm or 30 mm naval gun in a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) turret as a primary weapon and can accommodate two 12.7 mm machine gun positions on the deck area behind the vessel’s bridge. Source: janes.com


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