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Malaysia finally moves on fast interceptor craft requirement

26th July 2019 - 07:38 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia’s Ministry of Defence published a notice for the acquisition of fast interceptor craft (FIC) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) on 19 July.

Adm Reza Sany, the RMN Chief, told media on 23 July that 18 FICs were required under a programme valued at about MYR220 million ($53.41 million).

The boats are destined for use in the restive Eastern Sabah area. Sany said the FICs would further enhance RMN operations there, and he hopes a contract will be signed before year’s end.

The FIC tender caps RMN efforts since 2014 to acquire fast combat boats to supplement its existing

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Dzirhan Mahadzir

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

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