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DSA 2016 Video: Gowind Frigate LCS Update with Boustead, DCNS and Chief of Malaysian Navy
 
At the DSA 2016 tri-service defence exhibition currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Navy Recognition had the chance to get the latest update on the Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program.
At the DSA 2016 tri-service defence exhibition currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Navy Recognition had the chance to get the latest update on the Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program.
 
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DSA 2016 Naval News - Gowind Frigate LCS
 
 
 
DSA 2016 Video: Gowind Frigate LCS Update with Boustead, DCNS and Chief of Malaysian Navy
 
At the DSA 2016 tri-service defence exhibition currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Navy Recognition had the chance to get the latest update on the Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program.
     
At the DSA 2016 tri-service defence exhibition currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Navy Recognition had the chance to get the latest update on the Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program. Littoral Combat Ship 3D view from Boustead's AVEVA database at DSA 2016
     
Anuar Murad, Director of the Defence & Security Division at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) tells us about the status of the program , the cooperation with DCNS and the capabilities of the frigate.

Philippe Darche, surface warship business development manager at DCNS, discusses the cooperation between Boustead and DCNS.

Last but certainly not least, we had the chance to get opinion of Admiral Kamarulzaman, the Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy, on the program.
     
Video: Gowind LCS update at DSA 2016
     
BHIC and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN or Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia; TLDM) held the keel laying ceremony of the first Gowind frigate LCS on March 8 2016. First ship of the class is set to be floated out and lowered in the water via a platform in December of 2018.

Based on the DCNS Gowind 2500 corvette design (also selected by the Egyptian Navy), the Royal Malaysian Navy future LCS will be slightly larger and thus classified as frigates: The six vessels of the class will have a length of 111 meters and a displacement of 3,100 tons. First ship of the class is set to be floated out and lowered in the water via a platform in December of 2018.

Navy Recognition was the first to reveal that the class would be fitted with Kongsberg NSM anti-ship missiles.

The scale model of the vessel on display during LIMA 2015 showed the following information:
Length overall: 111.00 m
Length waterline: 105.00 m
Beam Main Deck (1st Deck): 16.00 m
Beam design waterline: 14.20 m
Depth 1st deck: 8.30 m
Design draught: 3.85 m
Propulsion: CODAD
Maximum Speed: 28 knots
Survivability: Sea State 9

Royal Malaysian Navy Gowind class Frigate / SGPV / LCS technical datasheet
     
At the DSA 2016 tri-service defence exhibition currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Navy Recognition had the chance to get the latest update on the Gowind frigate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of the Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program. Gowind Frigate LCS scale model at DSA 2016