24 January 2022
by Gabriel Dominguez
, the RMN's first LMS, arrived in Malaysia on 17 January after being commissioned 11 days earlier in a ceremony held on the amenities of Wuchang Shipbuilding at Qidong, close to Shanghai.
(Marhalim bin Abas )
In a ceremony held on 18 December on the amenities of China's Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group in Qidong, Nantong City, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) took supply of Rencong, the fourth and last Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) ordered from China below a contract awarded in 2017 and renegotiated in 2019.
The 68.8 m-long vessel (with pennant quantity 114) arrived 10 days later on the Sepanggar Naval Base, its residence port at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah within the Malaysian a part of the island of Borneo. Here, the vessel joined the RMN's three different LMSs: first-of-class KD Keris, which was commissioned in January 2021, KD Sundang, which entered service in March 2021, and KD Badik, which was inducted in October 2021.
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