The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) LEKIU-class frigates, KD JEBAT and KD LEKIU, are the most modern of RMN surface vessels. To ensure seamless connectivity and support the RMN’s missions, Rohde & Schwarz has delivered and commissioned its NAVICS IP integrated communications system (ICS) into the frigates on budget and three months ahead of schedule, working under a contract with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd.

Having upgraded the vessels with NAVICS, and modern M3SR software defined radios (SDR - Series 4100 HF, Series 4400 VHF/UHF), Rohde & Schwarz also integrates and interfaces with existing third-party systems on board, such as the datalink, message handling, public address and ship telephone systems.

“Providing a safe, future-ready investment for the Royal Malaysian Navy in time and on budget, NAVICS interconnects the onboard services – voice, message handling and C4I,” commented Hansjörg Herrbold, Vice President Market Segment Navy.

Rohde & Schwarz has provided more than 40 navies with state-of-the-art communications technology and in the last fiscal year contracted 14 additional platforms with NAVICS ICS, the global references for which include the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

The RMN guided missile frigate KD JEBAT. (Image via Rohde & Schwarz)

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