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Malaysia orders French Offshore Patrol Vessels
 
French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.

French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.

 
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World Naval News - Malaysia
 
 
 
Malaysia orders French Offshore Patrol Vessels
 
French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.
     
French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), announced that they have received a contract to build patrol vessels worth RM10 billion, according to a former law minister.
DCNS Gowind "Combat" class model shown during Navdex 2011
     

DCNS will build these patrol vessels in Perak. Unsurprisingly, BNS has no idea how to build these patrol vessels, nor does it know what electronic and fighting equipment these vessels should be equipped with. DCNS will decide and dictate everything, including the price of about RM10 billion (approx 3.3 billion USD). Usually, it will announce a lower figure but these costs often escalate, depending on various additional requirements.

Boustead Naval Shipyard is a one-stop centre for defense and maritime needs. Covering an area of 46 hectares, it was originally known as the Royal Malaysia Navy Dockyard became fully operational in 1984. The Company was corporatized in 1991 and subsequently privatized in 1995 as PSC Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd.

With more than 350 years of industrial heritage in naval defense, DCNS boasts a tradition of innovation at the service of naval forces: French initially – because, since the moment of its creation, DCNS has been serving the French navy – and international today, because the Group now also offers to share its expertise with the world’s other navies. Today, other naval forces can now enjoy all the wealth of the “naval partnership” so dear to DCNS.

from: http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/23903