ST Engineering announces new naval contract
Singapore Technologies Engineering announced yesterday that it had been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the design and build of eight new vessels to replace the Fearless-class patrol vessels built by its ST Marine arm in the 1990s for the Republic of Singapore Navy.
The company said that the new development ‘attests to the Group’s core strength of providing integrated capabilities and solutions to support its customers’..
ST Marine will build the eight vessels at its Benoi Yard and ST Electronics will supply the core combat systems and combat system integration solutions. ST Marine will carry out the platform system integration as the lead system integrator.
The company said that design of the vessels would commence immediately and deliveries are expected to be from 2016 onwards.
‘We are honoured to be awarded this contract by MINDEF, which reflects the excellent partnership between MINDEF and ST Engineering. It also demonstrates our continuing efforts and commitment to develop indigenous capability to better support MINDEF in the area of design, construction, operations and support,’ said Ng Sing Chan, President, ST Marine.
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