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DCNS: a long-term and local partner with Boustead through BDNC

LIMA 2015 Online Show Daily - BDNC
DCNS: a long-term and local partner with Boustead through BDNC
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is operating two Scorpene Submarines, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and KD Tun Abdul Razak that arrived in Malaysia respectively in September 2009 and in July 2010. The RMN crew fired successfully an Exocet SM39 Block 2 in August 2010 and a torpedo Blackshark on November 2014.
Video interview about Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC) during LIMA 2015
Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC), a Joint Venture between BOUSTEAD and DCNS, was set up in June 2009 for the In-Service Support of the two Royal Malaysian Navy Submarines.

To enhance the Malaysian strategic self-reliance and local participation, a unique transfer of Know-How programme was implemented in order to develop a high level of quality services in the respect of the Submarine Safety Rules and ISS obligations.

BDNC, through its industrial organization, supports and develops local industries. Up to now, more than 30 local companies have been involved and operate in the Submarine maintenance activities. Presently, training is ongoing for new personnel and covers specialties such as electricity, mechanics, hydraulics and current training for workers involved in the first Refit of each submarine Scorpene which will start by end of 2015.

BDNC will continue to support the Malaysian capacity-building in the Submarines, repairs and maintenance sector and targets to achieve 95% of local competencies by June 2017.