21 April 2014
DSME unveiled a missile surface corvette concept that it is offering to the Royal Malaysian Navy at DSA 2014 (photo : Jane's)
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) showcased its proposal for a missile surface corvette (MSC) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) at DSA 2014.
Junho (Bruno) Joung of DSME's Naval and Special Ship Marketing Team, told IHS Jane's on 15 April that the model is being presented to the RMN in response to its request for information to replace at least three platforms with new corvettes.
The proposed vessel has a length of 85.5 m, a beam of 12.9 m and displaces 1,800 tonnes at full load. The corvette can reach a top speed of in excess of 25 kt.