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Malaysian Navy to get more G2000 Fast Interceptor Craft 18M.

| 2021

According to information published by Free Malaysia Today on April 27, 2021, the Defence Ministry plans to add 13 more Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) costing more than RM120 million to strengthen the security of Malaysia's waters.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Fast Interceptor Craft FIC (Picture source: New Straits Times)

Senior minister for security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) received six such boats costing RM80 million on March 19.

The FIC, built by Gading Marine Industry (M) Sdn Bhd (GMI), have been placed under the Fast Combat Boat (FCB) squadron and tasked with providing maritime support to naval ships under Op Benteng to increase monitoring and intercepting abilities in shallow waters.

They are equipped with two main engines each utilising a water jet propulsion system and are capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 50 knots.

Managed by a five-man crew, each FIC is capable of carrying up to eight Quick Reaction Force (QRF) personnel at any one time.

Armed with one 12.7 mm RCWS and two 7.62 mm machine guns. Its powered by two MAN 1550 horsepower main engines and two Hamilton Jet HM 461 water jets.

This FIC also equipped with multi-function display radar, navigation radar, AIS, FLIR, HF radio, VHF radio and intercom.

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