Royal Malaysian Navy receives third Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship

by Gabriel Dominguez

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has received the third of four Keris-class Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs) ordered from China as part of a contract awarded in 2017 and renegotiated in 2019.

The 68.8 m-long vessel (pennant number 113), construction of which began in September 2019, was launched by China's Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group in Wuhan on 28 October 2020 and is expected to be inducted into the RMN in the coming weeks.


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Indonesia holds offset talks with Abeking & Rasmussen for new hydrographic ship

by Ridzwan Rahmat

KRI Rigel , one of four survey ships operated by the Indonesian Navy. The service is looking to procure an ocean-going survey vessel and has held talks with Abeking & Rasmussen to understand possible offset arrangements. (Indonesian Navy Office of Public Communications (DISPENAL))

Indonesia's Ministry of Defense (MoD) held a virtual meeting with German shipbuilder Abeking & Rasmussen to discuss the possible procurement of an ocean-going hydrographic vessel.

According to meeting documents provided to Janes by a government source, the event was held virtually on 3 September.


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UK MoD flags surplus ships for sale

by Richard Scott

Three RFA vessels are among the Royal Navy ships being advertised for sale, including ex-RFA Fort Austin (pictured), which is now laid up in Birkenhead with sister ship ex-RFA Fort Rosalie. (NAVYPIX/Richard Scott)

Frigates, mine countermeasures (MCM) vessels, fast craft, hovercraft, and auxiliary ships are among equipment being offered for sale by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).


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Australia may lease submarines as it awaits delivery of nuclear-powered boats

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) may be operating leased submarines while it awaits the delivery of its new nuclear-powered boats.

The matter was confirmed by Australia's Minister for Defence Peter Dutton in an interview with Sky News, the transcript for which was released by the defence ministry on 20 September.

Leaders of the US, the UK, and Australia announced the establishment of a new security partnership on 15 September known as AUKUS. The first initiative under the partnership will be to collaborate on developing a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for the RAN.


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