STM to build 3 corvettes for Malaysian Navy

Türkiye’s shipbuilding company STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. has received a deal to build three corvettes for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

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The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has selected STM for the procurement of three warships under the LMS Batch-2 program.

STM, as the main contractor, will be responsible for all phases of the project, starting from design to performance, and from construction to delivery.

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The company will undertake the ship design, project management (including construction management), material/system procurements, integration design and assembly, testing and integrated logistic support (ILS) activities, as well as the preparation of the design and ILS documents related to the project.

The three corvettes, the design of which has been tailored by STM to meet the requirements of the Royal Malaysian Navy, will be construct in Türkiye within the scope of the Littoral Mission Ship Batch-2 (LMSB2) Project.

According to STM, the littoral mission ship (LMSB2) is a highly flexible platform that complies with modern naval norms, standards and classification society rules. The capabilities of similar combat platforms produced by STM in terms of safety, performance, reliability and ease of maintenance have been tested, and have proven themselves during operations in the open and coastal seas, and under heavy sea conditions.

LMSs can be tasked with a wide range of duties including ASUW, AAW, asymmetric warfare (ASYW), and EW.

The ships will be 99.56 meters long, with a beam of 14.42 meters and a displacement of 2,500 tons.

The construction and outfitting of the ships will be carried out in Türkiye with the intensive involvement of Turkish defence industry companies.

STM, in its role as main contractor, will turn to the Turkish defense sector for such equipment as the combat management system; the gun fire control system, to be supplied by HAVELSAN

The 3D search radar, fire control radar, IFF, 30mm gun, ESM and chaff decoy system, as well as other electronic sensors, will be supplied by ASELSAN. 

ROKETSAN will be supplying its ATMACA surface-to-surface G/M system.

“We are committing to the construction of three ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The vessels will be based on the ADA-Class design, which has already demonstrated its reliability and effectiveness in international waters. The construction of these ships will commence this year, and we aim to deliver all three ships to the Royal Malaysian Navy within 3.5 years. Under the government-to-government (G2G) agreement, STM will be the main contractor responsible for all phases of the project, from design to performance, and from construction to delivery,”  Özgür Güleryüz, STM General Manager said.