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DSA 2018: Malaysia looks beyond China for next-gen LMS

17th April 2018 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Kuala Lumpur


Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC), a Malaysian shipbuilder, displayed a scale model of an evolved Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) at the DSA 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

The design signified the direction the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) could take once its four LMS vessels being built jointly by BHIC and China are in service.

Dubbed the Revolutionary Littoral Mission Ship, it could be slightly longer than the Chinese-designed LMS. Furthermore, it could displace in the order of 750t, compared to 710t for the original batch of four.

The model depicted a vessel with a stern flight deck but no hangar,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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