Malaysian Maritime To Induct First UAV-Capable Patrol Vessel Soon

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Malaysian Maritime To Induct First UAV-Capable Patrol Vessel Soon
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Authority

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Authority (MMEA) will soon induct its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-capable patrol vessel.

MMEA has completed sea trials of New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), the service was quoted as saying via an official social media channel on 3 March.

The vessel, which is the first of six 44 m coastal patrol vessels ordered from Malaysian shipbuilder Destini Shipbuilding & Engineering under a MYR380 million ($85 million) inked in 2015, is also expected to be commissioned "soon", an MMEA official Jane's spoke to on 6 March said, although no specifics were provided, IHS Janes reported Monday.

Platform will significantly improve the service's maritime patrol and surveillance capabilities.

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