DSME signs contract to deliver 6 Missile Surface Corvettes (MSC) to Royal Malaysian Navy

4:04:00 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, -- South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) announced in a statement Monday that it has obtained an order from the Royal Malaysian Navy to build six Missile Surface Corvettes (MSC). According to the statement, three vessels will be built and assembled in South Korea starting from January 2018 while the rest will be block built in South Korea and assembled in Malaysia with DSME's cooperation.

The statement, which did not mentioned the value of the deal, said the deal is subject to final approval by the Malaysian government.

Navy Recognition reported during DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference held in April in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), that Korean shipbuilder DSME introduced for the first time its Missible Surface Corvette (MSC).

The MSC model shown at DSA 2014 was fitted with a 76mm Oto Melara main gun, 4x Kongsberg NSM anti-ship missiles, 2x MSI 30mm guns located aft, and several South Korean made sensors, most of them from Samsung Thales.

DSME representatives at the trade show stressed however that configuration is just a suggestion and that they are ready to adapt according to customer requirements.

DSME's MSC has a length of about 85.5 meters, a breadth of 12.9 meters, a draft of 3.8 meters for a displacement of about 1,800 tons.

The MSC crew consists of 60 sailors. Its top speed is 26 knots and endurance in excess of 20 days.


DSME introduced the Missile Surface Corvette at DSA 2014. DSME's MSC has a length of about 85.5 meters.


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