It is the seventh LMV built by the firm for the Navy since 2013 to replace Fearless-class Patrol Vessels.
ST Engineering’s Marine sector rolled out the seventh Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) named Dauntless which was built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), an announcement revealed.
The official launching ceremony at ST Engineering’s Benoi Yard was officiated by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance whilst his wife, Heng Hwee Nee, acted as the lady sponsor who named and launched the vessel in accordance with naval traditions.
Launched in 2013, The LMV is set to replace the RSN’s current fleet of Fearless-class Patrol Vessels which were also built by ST Engineering in the 1990s. The new LMVs are 2.5 times larger and equipped with better seakeeping capabilities to operate in higher sea state conditions.
“We are committed to continue the good progress we have made thus far, and look forward to completing the programme with the last and final LMV,” ST Engineering’s Marine sector president Ng Sing Chan said.
The launching ceremony was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces.
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