Royal Malaysian Navy Launched its First LCS Gowind Frigate KD Maharaja Lela

Royal Malaysian Navy Launched its First LCS Gowind Frigate KD Maharaja Lela

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Royal Malaysian Navy Launched its First LCS Gowind Frigate KD Maharaja Lela
Navy Recognition ^ | 24 August 2017

Posted on 08/24/2017 5:18:38 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN or Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia; TLDM) launched and named today its first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gowind frigate. The ceremony took place at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) Lumut shipyard (Western Malaysia) on August 24th. The first of class vessel is now known as KD Maharaja Lela.

Dato Maharaja Lela (died on 20 January 1877) was a Malay nationalist from Perak. Dato’ Maharajalela is generally celebrated as a folk hero by Malay nationalists, and seen as a symbol of the Malay resistance against British colonialism.

In late 2016, the RMN ran a poll on its website to select the name of its future frigate class currently known as LCS / Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) program. Malaysian citizens were invited to select one of three “group of names” based on one theme each:

– Theme 1: Fighter (Pejuang) “Symbol of the fighting spirit in defending the country’s sovereignty”.

– Theme 2: Weapon (Senjata): “Upholding the power of traditional weapons used by the warriors of the homeland against invaders”.

– Theme 3: Courage (Nilai Keberanian): “Upholding the courage and heroism in the fighting spirit of the individual and the troops”.

It appears that the LCS Gowind class will be nammed after “Theme 1: Fighter”.

The ceremony took place in presence of many officials including Malaysia’s Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and the RMN Chief of Navy Admiral Kamarul.

The keel of the first vessel was laid on March 8th 2016.

The first LCS Gowind frigate for the RMN was officially launched and named during a ceremony at Lumut shipyard. RMN picture.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; malaysia; warship

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To: sukhoi-30mki

I’ve seen bigger yachts.

2 posted on 08/24/2017 5:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There’d be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)

To: sukhoi-30mki

Maybe we should buy those instead of the littoral ships we’ve been building?

To: sukhoi-30mki

Maybe that one can find the missing Malaysian airliner….

4 posted on 08/24/2017 5:59:37 AM PDT by FrankR (Without the hearts and minds…politicians have NOTHING.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve seen bigger yachts.

But likely not as well armed.

5 posted on 08/24/2017 6:17:50 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” – Will Rogers)

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