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Malaysia eyes new fast interceptor craft

11th March 2019 - 08:26 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is looking to start its fast interceptor craft (FIC) programme soon, according to Malaysian shipbuilding sources. They stated that the RMN has informally informed various shipbuilders in Malaysia to prepare for a requirement of up to 18 craft, with the hope that the government will call for tenders in late March or April.

Specifications will only be issued during the tender, but the solution is expected to be of similar size to the CB90 combat boats already in RMN service. Sources said the RMN had also informed them that the total cost of the boats

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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