L-3 SAM Electronics to support construction of Malaysian Navy’s six LCSs

10 May 2015 (Last Updated May 10th, 2015 18:30)

Hamburg-based L-3 SAM Electronics has secured a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

Hamburg-based L-3 SAM Electronics has secured a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

Under this contract, L-3 SAM Electronics will provide total project management, planning, engineering and supervision on-site for all cable work, including installation aboard the vessels.

In addition, the firm will coordinate and interface all relevant systems and subsystems as part of a common electrical platform system.

The vessels, which are scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2021, will be constructed at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Malaysia. The design authority will be provided by DCNS of France.

L-3 SAM Electronics integrated systems managing director Armin Groth said: "This latest project follows the earlier successful completion of similar work we performed for the RMN's fleet of six offshore patrol vessels.

"This latest project follows the earlier successful completion of similar work we performed for the RMN's fleet of six offshore patrol vessels."

"It also confirms our position as an established turnkey solutions provider and highlights L-3's unrivalled range of in-house solutions to support the global shipping industry."

L-3's advanced electrical systems comprises a comprehensive power distribution system with main, emergency and distribution switchboards; shore supply equipment; converters; and transformers.

It also includes LED lighting systems, helicopter supply facilities and special systems, such as impressed cathodic corrosion protection (ICCP) and impressed cathodic anti-fouling (ICAF) systems.

L-3 SAM Electronics will also provide integrated logistics support, such as technical documentation, spare parts concepts and crew training.

In February this year, L-3 SAM Electronics received a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy's Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.