THE KEEL-LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS4)
Perak, October 31, 2018 - The keel-laying ceremony for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS4) was completed by Senator Liew Chin Tong, Deputy Minister of Defence of Malaysia at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) premises, at Hangar Location 77, BNS Limbungan, Lumut.
The yet-unnamed LCS is the fourth of overall six ships in the class which will be built by Malaysian shipbuilder Boustead Holdings Berhad under a contract with the Malaysian defense ministry from July 2014. The six frigates were designed by French DCNS (now Naval Group) as a modified, enlarged version of the company’s Gowind corvette design.
The ceremony was also witnessed by the Chief of Navy, Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin; Deputy Secretary General (Development), YBhg. Pn Mastura Ahmad Mustafa; Managing Director of Boustead Heavy Industries Berhad, Admiral Madya Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor (Retired) and senior officers of Ministry of Defence.