2 Desember 2009
Concept of Meko batch II (all photos : KLSReview)
Since the first batch of New Generation Patrol Vessel (NGPV) are launched one by one smoothly, the whole project is expected to be completed within few years. Therefore, the focus now is switching to NGPV batch two. German TKMS is promoting its Patrol Corvette Meko 100 Batch II to the Royal Malaysian Navy. The most significant improvement is vertical launch system concept adopted.
According to the RMN's plan, second batch NGPV should be anti-submarine type vessel. Vertical launch anti-submarine system could be one of the options, or it can also install anti-air missiles instead.
On the other hand, Boustead Naval Shipyard reveals its own design NGPV Batch II. Vertical launch system is installed!
The highlight of its vertical launch system. It is not clear yet how far does it attract the RMN's attention.
Meanwhile, Russian arms company is also taking this chance to promote new Club missiles system which can be installed on Meko 100 corvette, targeted market should be the second batch of Malaysian NGPV project.