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Monday, March 23, 2015

Stealth corvettes for Navy by 2019

Gowind class FSThe Navy is expected to receive its first of six littoral combat ship Gowind-class corvettes in early 2019, according to the shipbuilder.

The corvettes, which have low-detection stealth capabilities, would be among the most modern warships in the region.

“The first LCS will be floated in early 2018 to undergo acceptance test at harbour and sea. God willing, the first ship will be handed over to the government in March 2019,” said defence director Anual Murad of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd, which is building the ships in Lumut.

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