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Royal Malaysian Navy Latest Patrol Vessels (11 Mar 2003)

The contract to build six patrol vessels by Penang Shipbuilding and Construction - Naval Dockyard was signed in September 1998.

The design of the patrol vessels is originally from the Blohm and Voss Yard in Hamburg.

Besides constructing the patrol vessels locally, the training and expertise provided by this renowned shipbuilding company also enable the Malaysians to have the expertise to develop their own combat information systems.

With the technology transfer from Germany, the Malaysians are now capable of developing the software for the combat information system to integrate and handle all sorts of weapons.

The first patrol vessel is expected to be delivered in September 2004.