09 Oktober 2017

How Strong is LCS?

09 Oktober 2017


KD Maharaja Lela 2501 (photo : Malaysian Defence)

Arranged in 2011, after the six years of pregnancy, the Malaysian Navy launched its first LCS.

According to Navy Recognition, the Malaysian Navy named the Maharaja Lela, carrying the number "2501" as the first of Malaysian Second-Generation Patrol Vessels class (SGPV) ship built based on the design of the Gowind Corvettes class of the DCNS shipyard, France. Also according to the statement Malaysian Navy's  SGPV is also the first of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) of the country.


The Maharaja Lela was launched in Malaysia from March 2016 at Malaysia's Boustead Sdn Bhd Shipyard, but the plan to develop the SGPV was start from 2011. Up to $ 1.9 billion to build six LCS warships instead of buying from overseas.

Multi layered defence of LCS (image : RMN)

Participating in the Malaysian Navy 's SGPV development program is quite well known names such as MEKO 200 of ThyssenKrupp or Damien Sigma 10514, but Malaysia eventually chose the DCNS Gowind escort class. However, the SGPV is an extension of Gowind's variant with water displacement as well as ship size larger than the Gowind prototype.


Compared to the current models of the Malaysian Navy, the SGPV has a relatively large gap in technology and firepower, which itself is optimized for littoral combat duties, while simultaneously being able to simultaneously serving various missions in the Malaysian Navy's Navy squadron.

Gowind LCS, ship will be equipped with 16 x SAM in Sylver VLS, 8 × SSM (2 launchers with 4 missiles each) and 2 torpedo launchers (triple torpedoes each) (image : Thales)

The SGPV possesses a completely different weapon configuration from Gowind from main gun to anti-ship missiles. Accordingly, the SGPV was equipped with a 57mm Bofors cannon instead of Gowind's 76mm OTO Melara gun, which was accompanied by the 30mm DS30M Mark 2 automatic weapons system instead of the 20mm. In addition it was equipped with three torpedo launchers instead of just two as in Gowind.

About the missile system, the SGPV is equipped with VLS vertical missile launchers capable of deploying MICA short-range anti-aircraft missiles similar to Gowind. But with anti-ship missiles it is armed with advanced Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missiles, not with Exocet missile which were too old.

In general, the SGPV will almost certainly help the Malaysian warship's battleship to malfunction in the near future as their maritime capability improves significantly in both quality and quantity. The design of SGPV itself is well suited to the size of Malaysia's naval forces as they only favor littoral combat.

KD Maharaja Lela 2501 (photo : RMN)

According to the plan, Malaysia will build five more SGPVs over the next few years, with the next one booked this year and in the finalization phase. The value of each SGPV is estimated at $ 466 million, fully self-sufficient with the transfer of technology from DCNS.

On basic design SGPV has a displacement of 3100 tons, with a base length of 111m, a width of up to 16m and a draft of 3.85m. The configuration of the SGPV was significantly larger than that of the Gowinds, which allowed the littoral warship to operate longer at sea, with crews on the SGPV twice as much as Gowind (138 versus 65).

Compared to other classes of guards or destroyers in the area, the Malaysian Navy's SGPV is somewhat superior in terms of technology although it is not equipped with powerful main guns. But with MICA or NSM, the SGPV can confidently defend Malaysia's waters against threats from the north or the east.

KD Maharaja Lela 2501 (photo : RMN)

The Malaysian Navy currently has about 60 types of warships, of which only 14 are capable of carrying missiles and 2 of the submarines attack electric diesel, most of them already obsolete. In addition, the country's navy employs only 15,000 personnel.

Back to SGPV, the onboard electronics are a bit more advanced than their predecessor Gowind's DCNS SETIS naval combat system developed by DCNS, which incorporates the Thales SMART- S Mk2 and Rheinmetall TMEO Mk2 fire control radar.

The SGPV's anti-submarine warfare system is relatively low if it does not mean that there is no real resilience. In return, the SGPV was able to deploy heavy naval helicopters and reconnaissance UAVs aboard.

41 komentar:

  1. Exocet too old yaa..?
    Hmm...pemikiran yang jauh kedepan, semoga terealisasi.
    Congrats..

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    1. Kalo exocet mm 38 ya boleh lah dibilang old. Kan tergantung serinya hehehe... Yang nulis (kien thuc blog org vietcong nih kayaknya) abis minum pil pcc sambil ngrokok tembakau gorila. Jd ngarangnya ketinggian.

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    2. Asalkan infrastruktur sensor dan helicopternya sebagai mid range guidance mendukung..yah baru berguna tuh NSM..

      Tapi masih banyak pendapat analis yg bilang exocet varian terakhir masih cukup banget untuk keperluan kapal litoral..
      Kembali..mau tergantung doktrinnya mau gimana..siapa tahu SGPV ini bukan sekedar 'green water/litoral' aja..tapi juga untuk semi blue water..Kalau iya..dan infrastuktur SGPV menunjang..yah berguna lah tuh NSM.

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  2. Ahhh..Admin iseng nih..bentar lagi muncul deh komen2 bilang PKR10514 masih lebih hebat dari Jiran SGPV atau yg sebaliknya..

    Biasa..komen my d#ck is bigger then yours..

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    1. Lebih hebat pkr lah, cmn belum dipasang semua aja armamentnya. 😂

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  3. Tahniah,kapal nih 100% pure binaan malaysia...hull,kipas,engine,radar,missile,canon,avionik semua2nya binaan malaysia ....qiqiqi...DCNS tuh dpt TOT dari malaysia qiqiqi

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    1. Ga bosan2nya bercanda model ginian. Kok bisa sih?
      Apa yg bikin ente sedendam itu sampai ga mau move on?
      #heran.

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    2. Apalah awak nih,saya kagum sama kapal nih pure 100% binaan malaysia,awak cakap saya dendam,teruk sangat awak nih,awak nak cuba2 provokate kat blog nih ya

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    3. ini mat rempit aka orang Indonesia mas..

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    4. @jejak perwira
      Saya tahu bro.

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    5. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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    6. Aku orang indo,kalau gak penuh ilmu didada aku gak nelan sehari sebiji kapal...������

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  4. Keren dan cakep nih modelnya... mantap jiwa.

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  5. Andai PKR udah ada MICA, masih minimalis.

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  6. Belum jelas PKR bisa full spec kapan, pengadaan senjatanya terpisah. Jadi ga perlu di banding2in/terlalu di bangga2in.
    #faktanya gitu. :p

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    1. kaya sama seperti our NGPV...fitted for but until now still not with...hanya super rapid 76 n msi 30mm andalannya..

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    2. pembetulan bro jejak perwira..utk ngpv,meriam sekundernya jenis mauser 30mm,bkn jenis msi..

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  7. Hairan mesti ada manusia yg negatif komen. Setinggi mana pun ilmu kalian harus ingat tiada yang sempurna. Di Malaysia sendiri kalau ada yang kurang kami berlajar tapi tak pernah aku lihat dari sahabat seberang berhenti mahu provokasi andai apa2 dari Malaysia. Ada kah negara kamu terlalu sempurna?

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    1. Butthurt? Kental la skit..biar org nk ckp apa..lgpun bkn smua yg kondem..ayat ko pn kne prbetulkn jgk...berbelit lidah..butuh..

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    2. Iyelah pulak,ada yg nak cuba2 provokate kat blog nich,cem budak kecikpun

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    3. hahaha...kan @mat rempit kayak anak2 kecil

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    4. Itu petanda mereka yg provoks tahu malaysia lbh hebat dari mereka,klo mereka btl jauh lbh hebat dari malaysia mereka tak akan peduli lg pd malaysia, sbgai contoh negara china tak akn provokasi pd negara2 kecil kecuali pd amerika dan sekutu2nya yg lbh kuat.. !!

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    5. Iyelah,malaysia tuh haibat sangat dunia akhirat,patut kita banggalah

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  8. PKR ama gowind kalu bergandingan itu lebih mantap...

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    1. of course lar...ciws and 76 naval gun pkr akan lindungi lcs gowind yg tak de fitur nie

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  9. PKR & GOWIND dua2y di design dengan sensor & persenjataan canggih jadi tidak yang unggul maupun menang, kalo ingin tahu kemampuany serahkan kepada awak kapal tersebut siapa yang mengwakiy dengan pengalaman serta profesionalisme maka insa alloh dialah yang menang

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    1. Qiqiqi...LCS kau tuh lembik,nak lawan frigate tue van speijk indonesiapun tak boleh Wkwkwk...gowind cuma ada missile 3 balon kuning Wkwkwk...

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    2. kalo sesuai lagu, hrsnya ada 5 om pit, rupa2 lagi warnonyooooooooo haha!😂

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  11. harap2 forumer dari malaysia dan indonesia usah layan karenah individu yg brnama PAUL BAGGIO,MAT REMPIT dan SUWANDARU..mereka ini hny provokator dan pengadu domba..bkn mahu berdiskusi pasal pertahananan dgn lebih baik dan bijaksana..udah2 la..nama blog ini pun defense studies,bkn provokator studies..

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    1. Forumer cerdas bisa bedain, komen orang sakit jiwa & yg baik. Logikanya, orang waras ga akan ngikut komen orang sakit jiwa.

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  12. kapal nie lawak punyer...cost besar tapi senjata kecik jer....tak de 76 mm naval gun....tak de ciws....maybe kapal nie jenama...KD songlap

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  13. "after the six years of pregnancy, the Malaysian Navy launched its first LCS"

    sekiusmi ser, ini kapal ato ikan paus, kok bisa hamil, hayo sapa yg berbuat, dontel mi si ompol(paul) pelakunya yooo haha!

    nich pisang ompol buat nemenin sambil pandang perbuatanmuh. makanya pake balon donk, uda ada 3 biji 🎈🎈🎈(kuning critanyo) masih jebol juga haha!🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

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  14. kita amati komentar orang indonesia seperti kebakaran jenggot tetangga bisa buat kapal perang canggih lg. Loe loe smua gak percaya kalo malaysia bisa buat kapal perang? Well mata hati bathinmu tertutup, myanmar aja yg miskin bisa buat frigate. Apalg malaysia yg makmur 3kali lipat dari indonesia. Please .

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    1. Peduli amat lu bisa bikin apa..mau bikin figate...kapal induk..emang gue pikirin

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  15. Yaa syukur lah semoga yg d klaim canggih tebukti d LCS

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