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 - 111
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.
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 Sonarhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=61mjbivgK_8
More On Gowind LCS and BAE 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun with 3P ammunitionhttp://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=999http://asitimes.blogspot.com/2013/04/royal-malaysian-navy-gowind-class.html