Royal Malaysian Navy takes delivery of first Keris-class LMS

Photo: Malaysian Defence Ministry

The Royal Malaysian Navy took delivery of a new locally built warship on Tuesday, December 31.

The future KD Keris is the first of a planned class of four littoral mission ships (LMS) built by Boustead Naval Shipyard with the cooperation of China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company. It has a length of 68 metres, a crew of 45, an endurance of 15 days, and a maximum speed of 22 knots.

The vessel may be equipped with various mission packages for mine countermeasures, intelligence gathering, and hydrographic operations.

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