Malaysia Reveals Plans for Laksamana-Class Corvette Upgrades

6:58:00 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, -- The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has given further details of the proposed service life extension programme (SLEP) for its Laksamana (ASSAD)-class corvettes.

The plans, which include a replacement of the ships' surface-to-surface missile launchers and fire-control radar, were outlined by Commander Badarudin Bin Taha, a staff officer from the RMN's plans development division, during the fifth annual OPVs & Corvettes Asia Pacific conference in Singapore.

Other components of the SLEP include replacing the ships' active search and navigation radar, heavy machine guns, combat management system, electronic support measures and integrated bridge and platform management systems. Also being considered for upgrade are the vessels' 105 mm chaff launchers and identification friend-or-foe interrogator.

The Royal Malaysian Navy KD Laksamana Hang Nadim (F-134) conduct a PHOTEX during Exercise Mastex, a combined maritime warfare exercise with the Royal Australian Navy being conducted in the Malacca Straits, Malaysia.

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