05 Januari 2017
KD Perantau hydrographic survey (photo : Secure Malaysia)
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has taken conditional delivery of the hydrographic survey ship KD Perantau from Boustead Naval Shipyards (BNS), the service announced via an official social media account.
The ship had undergone a number of upgrades at the shipyard, including the installation of new bridge equipment and integrated systems supplied by Raytheon Anschütz.
According to IHS Jane’s Fighting Ships, the 1,900-tonne Perantau has an overall length of 67.8 m, an overall beam of 13.3 m, and a hull draught of 4 m. The vessel is equipped with four multipurpose boats, three winches, and two cranes that can be used to launch survey equipment.