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Independence class Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV)
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Unit Laid down Launched Commissioned STATUS
15 RSS Independence September 11, 2014 July 3, 2015 May 5, 2017 ACTIVE
16 RSS Sovereignty May 14, 2015 April 16, 2016 November 14, 2017 ACTIVE
17 RSS Unity November 26, 2015 October 13, 2016 November 14, 2017 ACTIVE
18 RSS Justice May 26, 2016 March 18, 2017 September 26, 2018 ACTIVE
19 RSS Indomitable November 11, 2016 September 23, 2017 September 26, 2018 ACTIVE
20 RSS Fortitude May 26, 2017 March 24, 2018 January 31, 2020 ACTIVE
21 RSS Dauntless October 20, 2017 August 18, 2018 January 31, 2020 ACTIVE
22 RSS Fearless April 2018 January 26, 2019 January 31, 2020 ACTIVE
Builder: Singapore Technologies Engineering (Marine), Singapore
80 meters (262 feet 6 inches)
Beam: 12 meters (39 ft 4 in)
Draft: 3 meters (9 ft 10 in)
Displacement: 1250 tons
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h), max. / 18 knots (33 km/h), cruise
Range: 3000 NM (5560 km) at cruise speed
Complement: 23 ship / up to 30 mission crew

Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD)
4 x
MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines (5770 shp / 4300 KW each)
2 shafts,
2 propellers

1 x
VL MICA-M Vertical Launching System (VLS)
for 12 x MBDA Mica SAM missiles

1 x
Oto-Melara/OtoBreda 76/62 Super Rapid DP gun (3"/76mm)
1 x
Rafael ADS 25mm Typhoon machine gun system
2 x Oto-Melara/Leonardo-Finmeccanica Hitrole 12,7mm RCWS

flight deck for 1 helicopter

Search Radar:
Thales NS-100 S-band multi-function active electronically scanned array radar
Fire Control:
Sagem Gun Fire Control System (GFS)
Navigation Radar:
Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye
STELOP 360° all-round surveillance
The Independence-class littoral mission vessel (LMV) is a class of eight surface platforms that are slated to replace the Fearless-class patrol vessel of the Republic of Singapore Navy.

On 30 January 2013, MINDEF awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design and build of eight new vessels to replace the Fearless-class patrol vessels. ST Engineering announced that the group’s marine arm, ST Marine would be the lead system integrator and build the eight vessels at its Singapore Benoi Yard while the group’s electronics arm, ST Electronics, would supply the core combat systems and combat system integration solutions. The first vessel was planned for delivery in 2016 and all eight vessels will be fully operational by 2020. The keel for the first vessel was laid at ST Marine's Benoi Yard on 11 September 2014, officiated by Permanent Secretary (Defence) Chan Yeng Kit. A naming contest was held by MINDEF from 12 February 2015, and the winning names were announced by the Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen on 15 May 2015.

The Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was jointly designed by Saab Kockums AB and ST Marine with Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) as the overall manager and systems integrator and was derived from Saab Kockum's FLEXpatrol multi-mission patrol vessel. The design of the LMV was guided by two specific requirements. Due to declining birth rates, manpower had been a critical concern for the Singapore Armed Forces and the design reflects attempts to increase the efficiency of a reduced manning crew from 30 to 23. This was achieved through increased levels of automation and remote monitoring. Another key feature is the Integrated Command Centre which combines the ship's bridge, combat information centre (CIC), and machinery control spaces. The other requirement reflected in the design of the LMV is the need to handle multiple roles, from low intensity conflicts to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations. The requirement is met through the ability to dynamically reconfigure the LMV through containerised mission packages. The LMV is also equipped with a unique, twin stern slipways from Palfinger Marine for the launch and recovery of RHIBs.

source: wikipedia

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