- Singapore has laid down the keel for its final Littoral Mission Vessel
- Republic is on track to progressively replace its Fearless-class patrol boats with eight LMVs by 2020
Shipbuilder ST Marine has laid down the eighth and final Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) on order for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
Keel for the vessel, which will be known in service as RSS Fearless with pennant number 22 once commissioned, was laid down on 12 April at ST Marine’s shipyard in the western Singapore.
Fearless is part of a contract signed between Singapore’s Ministry of Defence and ST Marine in 2013.
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