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LIMA 2019: Malaysia’s LCS is notable absentee

26th March 2019 - 12:03 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi


Two years ago, at LIMA 2017, Boustead promised that the first 3,100t Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) would ‘definitely’ be in attendance. Alas, the ship was not present in Langkawi in 2019, despite it being launched back in August 2017.

The Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) programme to build six 111m-long LCSs based on the French Gowind design has apparently been delayed because of equipment changes that were made to the class. One such modification was the decision to install Sylena Mk2 decoy launchers, while another was changes to the combat management system (CMS).


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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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