03 October 2023
by Ridzwan Rahmat
The Royal Brunei Navy's
, seen here during its handover ceremony at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base on 2 October.
(Republic of Singapore Navy)
The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) has taken delivery of another ex-Singapore Fearless-class patrol vessel.
The vessel, which will be in service as KDB Al-Faruq with pennant number 99, was handed over to the service in a ceremony at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base in Singapore on 2 October.
Janes first reported in March 2023 that Brunei has agreed to receive two ex-Singapore Fearless-class patrol boats that were decommissioned by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in 2019 and 2020.
As-Siddiq is the first of these two vessels, and it was handed over to the RBN on 15 March 2023. It was commissioned on 21 March at the RBN's naval base in Muara, Brunei.
Both As-Siddiq and Al-Faruq were transferred as a gift and a token of the close defence relations between the two smallest Southeast Asian countries.
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