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Kasturi Class Frigates - Kasturi Class Frigate, Kd Kasturi, Kd Lekir (Paperback) Loot Price: R268.00 Discovery Miles 2680
Kasturi Class Frigates - Kasturi Class Frigate, Kd Kasturi, Kd Lekir (Paperback)
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Chapters: Kasturi Class Frigate, Kd Kasturi, Kd Lekir. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 19. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Kasturi class is a ship class of two ships in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. The ships are considered light frigates or large corvettes, and are called both in news sources. The class comprises two ships, the KD Kasturi (F25) and KD Lekir (F26). The class is named after the lead ship of the class, in honour of Hang Kasturi who is one of the five famed warriors of the Malacca Sultanate. Though smaller than the Rahmat class, the Kasturi class has more punch and is more offensively capable. The ships were built by the Blohm + Voss (HDW) shipyard in Kiel, Germany. Blohm + Voss also built the first two Meko A100 New Generation Patrol Vessel of the Kedah class OPV (of a planned 26 ship class) at their Hamburg facility for the Royal Malaysian Navy. Kasturi and Lekir were launched on 14 May 1983 and commissioned on 15 August 1984. Both ships are presently serving with 22 Corvette Squadron and homeported at TLDM Lumut. The Colombian Navy's four-ship Almirante Padilla Class is based on the same Blohm + Voss FS 1500 design, but with a different weapons and electronics suite. The Kasturi-class have a potent 100 mm/55 DP main gun, while the anti-ship capability is provided by the MM40 Exocet SSMs. However, the Kasturi class lack am anti-aircraft missile system, and rely on MANPAD systems for air defence. The FS1500 design, which is modular, allows for future upgrades which has been planned, but none has been announced by the Malaysian Navy. During LIMA 2007, Boustead Heavy Industries Sdn Bhd, the current builder of the Kedah class received a Letter of Intent from the Malaysian Government for the Kasturi Service Life Extension Programme. However, no date for t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=602263
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