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LIMA 2017: Malaysian shipbuilders plough ahead

27th March 2017 - 09:10 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi

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Progress in shipbuilding, rather than the aerospace industry, was most observable at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, with some naval projects making significant progress.

These include the Second Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ship (SGPV-LCS), new coast guard OPVs and plans for multirole ships.

Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) is constructing six 3,100t SGPV-LCS vessels. Abdul Aziz bin Ahmad, head of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC), told Shephard that the first of class will be launched in August and that it would definitely be delivered in time for LIMA 2019.

The hull is in the construction phase and the

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

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