26 Oktober 2016

Malaysia to Sign Contract for China Made Warships

26 Oktober 2016


18 Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) will be built for RMN (photo : Haijun360)

SHAH ALAM: Its confirmed, Malaysia is buying China-made warships. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein speaking at the ministry confirmed today that the contract will be signed on Nov 5.

“On November 5, 2016, the Defence Ministry will sign a contract for the procurement of Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) with SASTIND (The State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense of China), which is an important essence of the official visit of the Prime Minister to China by the end of the month,” Hishammuddin says at a gathering at the ministry.

He did not explained further about the contract but said later on social media that procurement of the LMS means that the RMN’s 15-to-5 plan was going ahead.

Industry sources told Malaysian Defence that the government=to-government deal will involved four ships. Malaysian Defence have reported about the proposal for the LMS previously.



It is likely that two of the LMS will be built in China, with the other being built locally by Boustead Naval Shipyard. It is likely the contract signing will include transfer of technology, whereas BNS could build more the LMS locally as the RMN had planned to have 18 of the vessels to replace a number of vessels currently serving with its fleet.

As reported previously, the four Laksamana class will be retired, most likely one after the other. As for the equipment it is likely that they will be equipped with guns only. It will be wired for missiles though.

A Google search revealed SASTIND is a civilian ministry within the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, responsible for setting policy for defense procurement.

It was previously called COSTIND. SASTIND reportedly administered various companies which produced military equipment for the China’s military including its two major shipyards, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

(Malaysian Defence)

14 komentar:

  1. Is Malaysia really buying Chinese warship? They should design their own ship since most of its newest asset is localy made. And the ship is equip with gun only? I guess the ship is for patrol only.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. the ship is for patrol only if im not mistaken. with the armament part, im actually quite happy that they are only going to be equip with gun which meant the rmn can buy western sam and ssm in the future. hopefully the system in it are also western.

      Hapus
    2. How bout if the ship is meant to only carry gun?

      Hapus
    3. than that's going to be a huge problem since rmn said they want the lms to replace fac(m) as well.

      Hapus
  2. How about the disputes between them?

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. their dispute for the scs is actually very minor. malaysia only claim one small rift compared philippine who claim almost the entire scs and even change it's name to west philippine sea. even with dispute, the ties between malaysia and china are too strong. china is malaysia's biggest trading partner. one of the reason for buying chinese warship is to strengthen diplomatic ties between both countries aside the fact that the chinese offer the ships at a very low price.

      Hapus
    2. just dont take the relationship to seriously. or else Malaysia will be too depends on China cause if china economy slowdown or enter recession it will hit malaysia economy as hard as the china economy

      Hapus
    3. yup i totally agree with you. the lms is not meant to be the frontline ship during a conflict so buying them from china is not a huge problem though the weaponry are at a higher concern. lets just wait and see what the final specs and design of the ship is like.

      Hapus
    4. the deal is a part of overall "clearing-off" corrupt 1MDB and Jho Low's(najib's lapdog) debts. Others include East Coast rail project, bandar Malaysia and Sg Besi airforce base. Anything that involve money and Najib in Malaysia surely MUST involve "defunct 1MDB and Najib's(or family) debts.

      Hapus
  3. So... what type of chinesse warship will be bought?

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. not sure yet but along the line of fac and corvette.though fitted for but not with asm. that's what the rmn said but not sure about the actual thing.

      Hapus
  4. Malay bought a wallship...not warship..qiqiqi

    BalasHapus
  5. Malaysian could no afford already buying western and russian military hardware. Data shows that more and more politics and people in Malaysia are corrupt.

    BalasHapus
  6. It shows also that malaysians have no defi ite plans and study with their military acqusition. They dont have knowledge yet they are young and inexperienced. They dont know what thry are buying of.

    BalasHapus