Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) today launched the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) ‘Justice’ designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), during an official ceremony at Benoi Yard.
“The LMV programme is progressing well. Today marks yet another significant milestone for the team, the launch of the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel – Justice. Our sincere thanks to all project teams from MINDEF, DSTA, RSN and our many other partners for their collaborative effort, hard-work and commitment. We all look forward to the commissioning of the first LMV Independence in May this year,” said Ng Sing Chan, President for ST Marine.
ST Marine was awarded the contract by MINDEF in 2013 to design and build eight LMVs for the RSN. The fleet of the eight LMVs will replace the Fearless 55 Patrol Vessels designed and built by ST Marine in the 1990s. The first two, named, LMV Independence and LMV Sovereignty were delivered in 2016. The third, LMV Unity and the fourth, LMV Justicewill be delivered in the first and second half 2017 respectively. Both LMVs are currently undergoing the Checkout, Integration and Testing (CIT) for weapon and sensor systems on-board. The rest of the vessels are under construction or in the pre-construction phase. The LMV programme is expected to be completed in 2020.