14 Nov '17, 8am

Singapore commissions two Littoral Mission Vessels:

Singapore commissions two Littoral Mission Vessels:

The Republic of Singapore Navy has inducted two more Independence-class vessels Service is making good progress towards operating a class of eight Littoral Mission Vessels by 2020 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned two more locally built Littoral Mission Vessels. The platforms, which have been named RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity with pennant number 16 and 17 respectively, were inducted in a commissioning ceremony on 14 November at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base. The ceremony was officiated by the country’s minister of defence, Ng Eng Hen, who described the LMV platform as a “quantum jump” compared to its predecessor, the Fearless-class patrol vessels. “Whether it is speed, endurance, anti-air or command, control, communications, and computers [C4] capabilities, the LMVs outperform by leaps and bounds the patrol vessels that were built in the 1990s,” h...

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