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Friday, July 03, 2015

Singapore Navy launches first of 8 new warships

The christening of a Littoral Mission VesselThe Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the first of eight new warships, titled Independente, on Friday (Jul 3).

The new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) – which were designed, planned and built locally – will eventually replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have been in service for 20 years.

Compared to the Patrol Vessels, these LMVs have various customisable mission modules, including medical containers and unmanned systems, that can be reconfigured to respond to different circumstances and roles from counter-piracy, mine clearing to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

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