Singapore Launches Second Littoral Mission Vessel

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Singapore Launches Second Littoral Mission Vessel
Singaporean Navy Littoral Mission Vessel Soveregnity

Singaporean Navy has launched its second Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), ‘Sovereignty’ Saturday.

"With its integrated sensors and weapons, as well as advanced C4 systems, the LMV will be more efficient and effective vessels that enhance our ability to detect and respond to current and future maritime threats," Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean said during the launching ceremony.

The LMVs are faster, more versatile, and equipped with sharper capabilities to further strengthen the RSN's effectiveness in seaward defence and the protection of Singapore's sea lines of communication.

The LMVs can be quickly configured with mission modules to take on a wide spectrum of operations, allowing the crew to deliver calibrated responses using lethal and non-lethal options to deal with a range of maritime threats.

The LMVs are the RSN's newest ships and will replace the Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have been in service for around 20 years. All eight LMVs are expected to be fully operational by 2020. The first LMV Independence was launched on 3 July 2015 and is presently undergoing sea trials.

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