Malaysian shipyard Destini Shipbuilding will complete deliveries of a 2016 order for six 44.25 m New Generation Patrol Crafts to the Malaysian maritime agency by the end of this year. German shipbuilder FASSMER Defence is providing the design license agreement for the manufacture of the advanced patrol crafts in Malaysia and Destini Shipbuilding has already delivered three vessels to the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
The first vessel KM Bagan Datuk was commissioned in March 2017 and the vessels undertake missions such as search and rescue, firefighting, fishery protection, law enforcement, disaster relief, training, pollution control and EEZ (Economic Exclusion Zone) duties. Each NGPC has a range of 2,000 nautical miles and is capable of speeds up to 24 knots. The vessel is armed with an Aselsan 30mm remote controlled naval gun and a Thales UAV.
German Shipyard FASSMER Defence won THE contract to provide the engineering and material support packages for six NGPCs for the MMEA.FASSMER has grown rapidly and did not export maritime products until a decade ago. Over the last50 years, the company has designed 50 different patrol vessels. The company is also showcasing anew patrol vessel called the ‘Flex Patrol Vessel’ for the 1st time at the ongoing LIMA. The new vessel entered the market in 2018 and is now available for export.
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