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ZITATE AUS DEM WAFFENMAGAZIN "Janes" - DSA 2016: Destini Shipbuilding reveals design of new MMEA patrol craft - Author: Ridzwan Rahmat, Kuala Lumpur - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly - 19 April 2016
Key Points: Destini Shipbuilding has revealed the design for the MMEA's new coastal patrol vessel Platform has been designed for a range of operations including maritime surveillance and fire-fighting.
Malaysian shipbuilder Destini Shipbuilding & Engineering has unveiled the design for a 44 m coastal patrol vessel platform that it is currently building for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Authority (MMEA).
The vessels, which are known as the New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), were ordered under a six-ship, MYR380 million (USD96.8 million) contract that was signed in 2015. The company, which was formerly known as Destination Marine Services, told IHS Jane's at the DSA 2016 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur that it was the first time the design is being made public.
The NGPC has been based on a design by Germany-based Fassmer Shipbuilding Company. According to specifications provided by Destini, the platform features an overall length of 44.25 m an overall beam of 7.7 m and a design draught of 1.95 m. Powered by two 1920 kW MTU engines, the vessel can attain a top speed of 24 kt and a standard range of 2,000 n miles at 12 kt. The ship displaces 297 tonnes and can accommodate a crew of 41.
A Thales Fulmar UAV launcher is situated just behind the position of its primary weapon - an Aselsan 30 mm remote controlled naval gun. To recover the UAV, a net-based impact-absorbing system is deployed on the deck behind the bridge where positions for two (one each on the port and starboard sides) 12.7 mm machine guns are also provided.
A crane to deploy and retrieve a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) is situated at stern. The ship has also been equipped with two nozzles, one on each bridge wing, for at-sea fire-fighting capabilities.
The first NGPC is expected to be delivered by December 2016 while the last vessel is expected to be delivered by June 2018, said the company.
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