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LMS contract signals Sino-Malaysian cooperation

26th April 2017 - 02:39 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Malaysia inked a contract for four Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) during a ceremony in Beijing on 21 April. It was signed by Malaysia's Boustead Naval Shipyard and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).

The signing, believed to be worth $264 million, was witnessed by Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

The LMS, with a displacement of 710t and 2,000nm range, will perform coastal patrol duties and will supplement the more capable and more expensive Littoral Combat Ship being built in conjunction with DCNS of France.

While CSIC will construct the first two ships in China, the next two, and up to

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

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