Name : KD PAHANG, No Penant : 172
Builders : Blohm + Voss/Penang Shipbuilding
Laid down : 21 Dec 2001
Launched : 02 Okt 2003
Commissioned : 03 Aug 2006
Displacement, tons : 1650 full load
Dimensions, feet(metres) : 298.9 x 39.4 x 9.8
Main machinery : 2 Caterpillar 3616 diesel,
total of 14617 hp(m)
(10.9 MW) sustained, 2 shafts,
Speed, Knots : 22. Range, n miles: 6050 at 12kt
ComplemenT : 68 (11 0fficers)
Radars : Air/surface search: TRS-3D/16ES; G-band.
Sonars : Fitted for.
Helicopters : Platform for medium helicopter.
Programmes : Following a delay of 19 months
since initial signature,
the Malaysian government, the
Corporation and German Naval
(led by Blohm + Voss) reached
final agreement in
November 2000 for the supply of
an initial batch of six vessels.
The first two OPVs were built in
Germany for Shipment to Malaysia
and assembly and fitting out at
Lumut. The first ship left
Hamburg on 1 April 2003 and the
second ship on 6 october 2003.
Subsequent ship under contruction
in Malaysia.However, the
programme has been plagued
technical problems and quality
control issues and, following
the reversion of PSC to state
control by September 2005, a new
management team was put in place.
The third and fourth units were
under consideration in late 2006
and work on the hulls of the
fifth and six units had started.
However, the conctruction
programme is speculative.
Structure : Design based on Blohm + Voss MEKO
100 including measures
to reduce the radar and IR
signatures.Space has been include
SSM, SAM, sonar and EW suite.
Operational : Principal tasks are expected to be
maritime surveilliance and patrol
duties in the Malaysians EEZ.
The first two are to be
based at Sepanggar.
Source : Jane's Fighting Ships