BNS shows 5 warships under construction, says ‘seeing is believing’

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One of the frigates in the littoral combat ship project under construction in Lumut, Perak. The first ship, KD Mahajara Lela, was launched in 2017.

LUMUT: Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) showed off five navy frigates in the littoral combat ship (LCS) programme in various stages of construction at the firm’s dockyard here today. One of the ships has reached 60% completion.

BNS chief executive Azhar Jumaat said the remaining four were at the 48%, 43%, 36% and 22% completion stage.

“Many have claimed that the LCS are non-existent, that they’re made of wood and even that the Sultan of Perak had been misled. All these claims are untrue,” he said.

“Most importantly, these are not wooden ships, nor replicas. Seeing is believing,” he said during a media visit to the project site at the BNS dockyard here.

The LCS programme, which costs a total of about RM9 billion, is the biggest military…

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