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Malaysia receives third LMS

16th September 2021 - 23:28 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia received its third LMS in Shanghai, China, with the fourth due later this year. (RMN)

Malaysia says ship acquisition plans are on track, as the third Chinese-built Littoral Mission Ship is handed over.

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) formally took delivery of its third Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) in a ceremony at a hotel in Qidong, Shanghai, on 14 September. KD Badik is expected to sail soon for Malaysia.

On the same day, Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein stated in a parliamentary reply that capability developments of the RMN and Royal Malaysian Air Force are being carried out in accordance with existing plans.

Hishammuddin stated the RMN was undertaking its 15-to-5 transformation plan and would complete procurement of the initial four LMS by December 2021, when the fourth ship arrives in …

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