Malaysia evaluates options for second batch of Littoral Mission Ships

<div class=”container”> <img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]3a95f9cd-a156-4462-a614-0871c1c30a6f?sfvrsn=93c3bdc0_2″ alt=”A computer-generated image of Damen’s Stan Patrol 6211 concept. The Royal Malaysian Navy is considering a 68 m variant of this concept, known as the Stan Patrol 6811, as a contender for the Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2 project. (Damen)”> <p class=”text-body text-sm-center text-muted small”>A computer-generated image of Damen’s Stan Patrol 6211 concept. The Royal Malaysian Navy is considering a 68 m variant of this concept, known as the Stan Patrol 6811, as a contender for the Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2 project. (Damen)</p></div>
<p>The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has begun an initial process to evaluate possible vessel types for its second Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) project.</p>
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Multiple industry sources close to the process have confirmed with
<em>Janes</em>
that the service is currently evaluating proposals from four stand-alone shipbuilders, and a joint venture between Malaysian company Destini, and Netherlands-based shipbuilder, Damen.
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<p>The four proposals are namely a 70.7 m patrol boat concept from US shipbuilder Swiftships, a 68 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) concept from Damen known as the Stan Patrol 6811, a 70.2 m patrol vessel from German shipbuilder Fassmer, and a 70 m patrol boat from Malaysian company Preston.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, the proposal that has been forwarded by the joint venture between Damen and Destini is an 83 m vessel that is very similar to the OPV ordered for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), a contract for which was announced in January 2017.</p>
<p>The proposal from Swiftships has an overall beam of 11.3 m, and is powered by four MTU engines. It can be equipped with a 40 mm cannon in the primary position.</p>
<p>The design that has been submitted by Damen is a 68 m variant of the Stan Patrol 6211 concept. The OPV can similarly by equipped with a 40 mm naval gun in the ‘A’ position, and 12.7 mm machine guns for point defence.</p>
Source: IHS Jane’s 360
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