The naming and supply ceremony of Littoral Mission Ship KD Rencong (114) occurred right now on the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industrial Group, in Wuhan, China. KD Rencong is the fourth ship of Keris-class littoral mission ship. The Keris-class are a category of patrol vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN, Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia) by China Shipbuilding and Offshore Worldwide Co. Ltd at Wuchang Port, Qidong, Shanghai in China. Rencong will joined her sister ships within the Skuadron 11 LMS at their base on the Kota Kinabalu Naval base in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah. The opposite three ships are KD Keris, KD Sundang and KD Badik. Keris was commissioned into service on January 17, 2020; Sundang on March 5, 2021, and Badik on October 22.

The ships had been constructed by Malaysia and China firms below the joint growth settlement. Malaysia and China agreed to collectively develop a Littoral Mission Ship and, two ships will probably be inbuilt China by China Shipbuilding and Offshore Worldwide Co. Ltd, the remainder will probably be inbuilt Malaysia by native firm Boustead Heavy Industries Company (BHIC). The primary ship was to be delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy by 2019, the second and third by 2020, and the fourth by 2021. LMS is among the 5 (5) class of ships within the 15to5 Fleet Transformation Program. LMS is able to performing patrol duties, maritime surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR) in addition to imposing Malaysian maritime regulation.


Littoral Mission Ship KD Rencong (114) Delivered to Royal Malaysian Navy

The Keris class are a category of huge patrol vessels (Littoral Mission Ship) of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) with a size of 69 meters (226 ft 5 in) and displacing 700 tons. The ships are enlarged and improved variations of Durjoy-class massive patrol craft of the Bangladesh Navy however armed with solely weapons as per the requirement of the Royal Malaysian Navy. This coastal patrol ship is a modular idea that’s able to being configured for particular missions relying on the wants. The ships can carry as much as three commonplace ISO containers. The ships will help missions together with anti-surface warfare, mine warfare, hydrography and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) duties.

After the federal government modified within the 2018 Malaysian normal election, the Littoral Mission Ship acquisition program was revised in early 2019 to cut back the procurement prices and shorten the supply course of. In September 2020, Malaysia deliberate that the following batch of the ship would be the new design from one other firm. It features a 68 m offshore patrol vessel idea from Netherland shipbuilder Damen referred to as the Damen Stan Patrol Vessel 6811, a 70.7 m offshore patrol vessel from US shipbuilder Swiftships, a 70.2 m offshore patrol vessel from German shipbuilder Fassmer and a 70 m offshore patrol vessel from native firm Preston. Whereas the three way partnership between Malaysian firm, Destini, and Netherlands-based shipbuilder, Damen, supplied a proposal that much like the ship ordered by Malaysia Coast Guard which is an 83 m Damen 1800 OPV.

Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Launches 4th Littoral Mission Ship for Royal Malaysian Navy
Wuchang Shipbuilding Trade Group Launches 4th Littoral Mission Ship for Royal Malaysian Navy