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Sri Tiga
Class overview
Name: Sri Tiga class
Builders: Boustead Naval Shipyard Malaysia
Operators: Naval Ensign of Malaysia.svg Royal Malaysian Navy
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Fast Troop Vessels
Displacement: 117 tonnes
Length: 38 m (125 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Draught: 1.1 m (3.6 ft)
Propulsion: 4 MAN D2842 LE 408 diesel, 4 water-jets Hamilton 521
Speed: 28.0 knots (51.9 km/h; 32.2 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Search and navigation radar Furuno, I-band
Armament:
  • 1x20mm canon

The Sri Tiga class is a class of fast troop vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) with the length of 38m and displacing 117 tons. A total of two ships are currently in service.

DevelopmentEdit

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) commissioned their two locally built KD Sri Gaya and KD Sri Tiga in 2001.Both ships build by local company Boustead Naval Shipyard Malaysia (BHIC). All ships named after islands in Sabah.[1]

CharacteristicsEdit

This ship is made of aluminum, lighter material than steel plate but more secure than fiberglass and needs only minimal maintenance. The crew of this ship is small, leaving more space for carrying troops.

The ship is powered by four waterjets and four machines, able to reach a speed of 25-28 knots. This is high for this size of military troop transport ship. The ship weighs 117 tons and is 38 meters long and 7.2 meters wide. It can carry 32 fully armed troops and equipment at a cruising speed over 1000 km of 14 knots.

For self-defense, this ship is equipped with 20mm cannon. Other weaponry such as grenade launcher and anti-tank guided missile can be added. This ship's modular design allows it to serve multiple purposes, including fast attack, fast troop vessel, light logistic vessel, general cargo, marine ambulance, diving platforms, and patrol.

Major OperationEdit

In May 2018, the KD Sri Tiga held a meeting with the Philippine Navy ship, the BRP Cebu at the maritime border between Malaysia and the Philippines to exchange intelligence information as part of the Trilateral Maritime Patrol Programme in the Eastern Security Zone (Esszone) of Sabah.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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