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Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« on: December 17, 2011, 06:18:57 PM »
While we buy Hamiltons, the Malaysians buy new Gowind class ships...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17, 2011 (AFP) – A Malaysian shipbuilder says it has won a 9.0 billion ringgit ($2.8 billion) deal from Kuala Lumpur for six naval vessels developed by French manufacturer DCNS.

In a filing with the local bourse late Friday, Boustead Naval Shipyard said it was given a letter of award by the Malaysian defence ministry to build and deliver six “second generation patrol vessels littoral combat ships”.

“The delivery of the first of class ship is estimated in 2017 with follow on ships every six months thereafter,” it added.

Last week Boustead said it had been selected by Malaysia’s navy to build the corvettes, which DCNS says can stay at sea for three weeks and are designed to navigate coastal areas and island groups to fight piracy and patrol fisheries.



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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 08:11:39 PM »
Initial design of Malaysia's SGPV (Second Gen Patrol Vessel) based on DCNS's Gowind design has been showcased during the recent DSA-2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

The six (6) units will be built by Boustead (Malaysia) starting in 2013. Current specs are as follows :
Length: 107 meters
Breadth: 16 meters
Full load displacement: 2,730 tonnes
Propulsion : CODAD
Max speed: 28 knots
Crew: 106
Range: 5,000 nm
Endurance: 21 days

Electronics and Sensors :   Rheinmetall TMEO Mk2 - TMX/EO E-O tracking and FCS, Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multibeam; Thales Captas sonar; Although DCNS is pushing for SETIS combat management system, RMNavy prefers Thales Tacticos now installed on their other large vessels.

Expected Armaments :
- 1 x Bofors 57 mm Mk2 main gun
- 12 x Sylver 35 launchers for MBDA VL-MICA SAM
-  8 x MM40 Exocet Block III AShM
-  2 x MSI 30mm (remote)
-  helicopter hangar and helipad (aft)

Additional Ref : Defense Industry Daily
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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 03:28:11 AM »
RMN Gowind LCS Update

Royal Malaysia Navy Gowind design has become combat frigates / full frigate which grown to 3,000 tonne weights. Gowind LCS will be built entirely in Malaysia.
DCNS will act as design authority where the basic design work done in France.
It will be fit with TMX/EO Mk2 Fire control radars with compact topside X-band / Ku-band radar. Also expected to be fit is TMEO Mk2 long-range electro-optical surveillance system with scalable electro-optical sensor fit (including IR camera, TV camera & laser range-finder) and able to track steeply attacking target even in rough seas using 3rd axis approach to rotation.


Length - 111m
Breadth - 16m
Propulsion : CODAD
Full load displacement - about 3000 tonnes
Maximum speed - 28 knots
Crew - 106
Range - 5,000nm
Endurance - 21 days
Full helicopter hangar - Super Lynx 300 Naval Helicopter / EC AS350 / Fennec / EC 725

Key Sensors

    SETIS Combat Management - Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multi-beam radar
    Rheinmetall TMEO Mk2 - TMX/EO radar / electro-optical tracking & fire control system
    Thales Captas family for hull sonar & ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) suite with towed array sonar

Notes: SETIS Combat Management System consists of anti-surface, anti submarines warfare & can perform intelligence gathering, land attack & special operations.

Weapon Array

12 vertical launch cells, mounted behind the main gun is DCNS Sylver Cells family most likely.

    BAE 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun with stealth cuppola
    MBDA VL-MICA air defense missiles & their ACL container in Sylver cells
    8 of MBDA MM40 Exocet Block III anti-ship missiles mounted topside
    2 of MSI remotely operated 30mm guns on top of the heli hangar

Medium Range BAE Bofors 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun with stealth cuppola

Thales Captas Towed Array Sonar

More On Gowind LCS and BAE 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun with 3P ammunition


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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 07:25:09 AM »
Will these ships use Aster? Mica is little short :jeez:


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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 04:50:10 AM »
Expected Armaments :

    MBDA VL-MICA air defense missiles & their ACL container in Sylver cells
    8 of MBDA MM40 Exocet Block III anti-ship missiles mounted topside

For this two still unconfirm

They might use RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) coz one of Malaysia Company already supply component to Raytheon plus Malaysia already receive new radar from ThalesRaytheon early this year
Source :

Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Might be the new weapon for Gowind or Meko100(This ship still not equip with anti-ship weapon)

Type- littoral/open sea anti-ship/land attack cruise missile
Place of origin- Norway
Service history used by- Norway and Poland
Production history Manufacturer- Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

Weight- 410 kg
Length- 3.95 m
Warhead- 125kg HE fragmentation
Detonation mechanism- programmable fuze
Engine- solid fuel rocket booster, Microturbo TRI-40 turbojet
Operational range- 185 km +
Flight altitude- sea skimming
Speed- high subsonic
Guidance system- inertial, GPS, terrain-reference navigation, imaging infrared homing, target database
Launch platform- naval ships, land-based vehicles

The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA), and whose initial serial production contract was signed in June 2007. It has been chosen by the Royal Norwegian Navy for its new Fridtjof Nansen class frigates and Skjold class patrol boats.


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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 10:11:16 AM »
well it must be intended to face to face against Indonesian SIGMA Class Fregate and Corvette. Just waiting after 2014 election, Indonesia will buy another modern ships and modern armament to outclass both Singapore Navy and Malaysian Navy at once.


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Re: Malaysia buys 6 x Gowind class LCS
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 12:06:47 AM »
its gonna be interesting to wait and see the final weapon configuration of this ship, especially in Anti ship missile department.
Indonesian Sigma classes (including the latest 10514 type) are fitted with Exocet MM40 block II and having difficulties in securing import license of the Block III variant.
If Malaysian Meko's come with Exocet MM40 Block III i think the Indonesian navy will have to adjust the Sigma Class to use Chinese C-802 missiles to get into the same killing range.

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