Malaysia Firm Wins $2.8 Billion Navy Ship Deal

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  1. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE , Published: 17 Dec 2011 13:05

    KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian shipbuilder says it has won a 9 billion ringgit ($2.8 billion) deal from Kuala Lumpur for six naval vessels developed by French manufacturer DCNS.

    In a filing with the local bourse Dec. 16, Boustead Naval Shipyard said it was given a letter of award by the Malaysian defense ministry to build and deliver six "second generation patrol vessels littoral combat ships."

    "The delivery of the first of class ship is estimated in 2017 with follow on ships every six months thereafter," it added.

    Last week Boustead said it had been selected by Malaysia's navy to build the corvettes, which DCNS says can stay at sea for three weeks and are designed to navigate coastal areas and island groups to fight piracy and patrol fisheries. The vessels are 330 feet long and can each transport one EC275 helicopter made by Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS.

    DCNS already had a relationship with Boustead through a joint venture in 2009 to maintain two diesel-propelled Scorpene submarines used by the Malaysian navy.

    DCNS has previously sold 11 frigates to Malaysia's neighbor Singapore, five of which were built in the city-state.

    Malaysia Firm Wins $2.8 Billion Navy Ship Deal - Defense News
     
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Bam, chalk up six more ships for DCNS. Only wish Dassault was run with half the competence of this company.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Malaysia is buying 6 Gowind Multi-Mission Combatant... Characteristics:

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    Displacement: 2400t
    Dimensions: 100 m x 15.2 m x 3.6 m
    Speed: 28 knots
    Range at transit speed: 5000 nautical miles at 15 knots
    Endurance: 3-week missions without replenishment at sea
    System integration: SETIS® system onboard
    Sensors and weapons: 3D search radar, EOS, EW suite, sonar suite, towed sonar, 12 MICA VL in VLS, 8 Exocet Blk 3, 57mm gun, torpedo launching system
    Aircraft facilities: landing deck for a 10 t helicopter, hangar, UAV operations capability
    Accommodation (crew + passengers): 90 (70 + 20)
     
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  5. natarajan

    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    wow if the real ship looks like that indian navy can get 4-5 and station them in andhaman
     
  6. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Our Navy is going on a fine track. In fact, it is the only service branch that is going really good. We already have multiple warships and listening posts all over Andaman. Ever wondered why they don't allow you to travel beyond the 4 main islands? :rolleyes:
     
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    I saw on program about andhaman in ndtv i think where they showed navy has not deployed many warships
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    That programme was posted here. They only have a few outdated ships available. Posting the Gowind MMC would bolster defence against any Chicom attack. This ship has the capabilities of a stealth frigate.
     
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    Only ship i want from french is swordship :)
     
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