Hello,this ship is currently in service. GrandLogistics.
Malaysian support ship Bunga Mas Lima.
Hello Saturn 5,correct.A very interesting concept,she has just returned home from a long and successful pirate hunting deployment. GrandLogistics.
I'm impressed. I had not a clue. First new auxiliary cruiser since WWII I would bet. What were the mods? Looked like they removed one derrick and added the helo deck and what appears to be a hanger. Anything else?Doesn't sound like they even changed ownership. The Company must have been pissed.
OK,Now I recall reading about this Malaysian anti-piracy innovation in ship deployment. Didn't we discuss or at least mention this over at New Wars.
Hello Chuck Hill,they added some boats,medical facilities,communications and light weapons:http://defencereviewasia.realviewtechnologies.com/default.aspx?iid=34340&startpage=page0000040The reasons they give for the conversion are interesting.Range and endurance were important factors - two things you just don't get with small patrol vessels.It is good to see a small navy demonstrating a level of common sense which is so often lacking in larger forces.I wonder how the conversion cost compares to a Bertholf or Littoral Combat Ship?GrandLogistics.
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