China launches fourth and final LMS for Royal Malaysian Navy


Date:2020-12-17 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

16 DECEMBER 2020
by Gabriel Dominguez & Marhalim bin Abas
加布里埃尔·多明格斯(Gabriel Dominguez)和马哈林·本·阿巴斯(Marhalim bin Abas)
China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has launched the fourth and final Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) ordered for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as part of a contract awarded in 2017 and renegotiated in 2019.
中国武昌造船工业集团(Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group)已下水第四艘也是最后一艘马来西亚皇家海军(RMN)订购的“马来短剑”(Keris)级滨海任务舰(LMS),这是2017年授予合同的一部分,也是2019年重新谈判的一部分。

China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group on 16 December launched the fourth and final Keris-class LMS on order for the RMN at the company’s facilities in Wuhan. (RMN)
The 68.8 m-long vessel (with pennant number 114) entered the water in a ceremony held on 16 December at the company’s facilities in Wuhan, and is now set to undergo a series of port acceptance tests and subsequent sea trials before being handed over to the RMN in November 2021 when it is also expected to be named.
Once inducted into service the vessel will be part of the 11th LMS Squadron, which will be home-ported at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu in the state of Sabah in the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo. Sepanggar also serves as the headquarters for the RMN’s Eastern Fleet.
一旦服役,该舰将成为第11滨海任务舰(LMS)中队的一部分,该中队将在婆罗洲岛马来西亚部分的沙巴州亚庇(Kota Kinabalu)的雪邦加(Sepanggar)海军基地服役。雪邦加(Sepanggar)也是皇家海军东部舰队的总部。
The vessel will then join first-of-class KD Keris , which was commissioned in January, as well as second-of-class Sundang and the yet-to-be-named third LMS. The second and third vessels are also expected to enter service in 2021.
随后,该舰将加入该级第一艘 “格里斯”号(KD Keris,舷号111),该舰于1月服役,以及第二艘“孙当”号(KD Sundang)的行列成为尚未命名的第三艘滨海任务舰(LMS)。预计第二艘和第三艘也将于2021年服役。
The LMSs are part of a contract signed in 2017 between Malaysia’s Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) and the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Corporation (CSOC) that marked Malaysia’s first order for Chinese-made naval vessels.

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