C4iSR: Maritime

Rohde & Schwarz delivers communications suite on Malaysia’s Lekiu class

18 November 2019

Rohde & Schwarz has completed the installation of an internet protocol (IP)-based communication system on board the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) Lekiu-class frigates.

The system, known as the NAVICS IP integrated communication system (ICS), was installed as part of a contract with Malaysia's state-affiliated Boustead Naval Shipyard. It was delivered within budget, and three months ahead of schedule, said Rohde & Schwarz in a media release on 15 November.

The NACVICS IP ICS setups on both ships have also been integrated with existing third-party communication systems, including datalinks, public address, and ship telephone systems, the company added.

The RMN operates a fleet of two Lekiu-class frigates, both of which were commissioned in 1999.

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