- China has begun construction work on Malaysia’s second Littoral Mission Ship
- The Royal Malaysian Navy is on track to receive the programme’s first-of-class by 2019
Chinese state-owned company Wuchang Shipbuilding has laid down the first Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) on order for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), and cut first steel for the programme’s second hull.
Ceremonies to mark both occasions were held on 23 October at the company’s facilities in Wuhan, China. The vessels are part of a contract for an initial batch of four LMS vessels signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and Malaysia’s Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in April 2017.
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