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DSA 2016: First NGPV-LCS due in 2019

20th April 2016 - 08:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Kuala Lumpur

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The Next Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ship (NGPV-LCS) is destined to be an important platform for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) once it enters service.

Delivery of the first 3,100t vessel to the RMN by Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) is slated for 2019. A BHIC spokesman said design of the hull structure for the first vessel has been completed.

However, design for other systems and equipment is ongoing, though Shephard understands most of this will be achieved by year’s end. The spokesman acknowledged there are design challenges (eg incorporating missile launchers), with this being the most

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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