Name : LAKSAMANA HANG NADIM
No Penant : 134
Builders : Ficantieri, Breda, Mestre
Laid Down : 3 June 1982
Launched : 5 July 1983
Commissioned : 28 July 1997
Displacement, tons : 705 full load
Dimensions, feet (meters) : 204.4 x 8
(62.3 x 9.3 x 2.5)
Main Machinery : 4 MTU 20V 956 TB92 diesels;
20,120 hp(m) (14.8 MW)
sustained; 4 Shafts
Speed, Knots : 36. Range, n Miles: 2300 at 18 kt
Complement : 47
Countermeasures : Decoys: 2 Breda 105mm
Launchers; Chaff to 5km
(2.7 n miles); illuminants to
12km (6.6 n miles)
ESM: Selenia INS-3; intercept.
ECM: Selenia TQN-2; jammer.
Combat Data Systems : Alenia IPN-S (134, 135);
Signaal/ AESN Link Y Mk2.
Weapons Control : 2 Selenia NA 21;
Radars : Air/surface search; Selenia RAN 12L/X;
D/I-band; range 82km (45 n miles)
Navigation: Kelvin Hughes 1007; I-band
Fire control: 2 Selenia RTN 10X;
I/J-band; 1 selenia RTN 20X; I/J-band.
Sonars : Atlas Electronic ASO 84-41;
active search and attack.
Programmes : Ordered in February 1981 for
the Iraqi Navy and fell foul of UN
sanctions before they could either
be paid for or delivered.
Subsequently completed in 1988
and maintenance by Fincantieri.
Two near sister Ships were paid
by iraq and remain laid up in
Italian ports.Contract sign on
26 October 1995,and confirmed
on 26 july 1996,to transfer two
of the class to the Malaysian Navy
after refit at Muggiano and three
months training in italy.
Contract for two more signed on
20 february 1997 for conversion
Modernisation : Super Rapid 76 mm gun,
datalink, new navigation
radar and GPS fitted in 1996.
Bridge wings Are extended
to the after gun deck.
Contract signed with Alenia
Marconi on 11 April 2002 to
upgrade command systems of
F 134 and F 135 to IPN-S.
Structure : NBC citadel and full air
Operational : First pair arrived in Malaysia
in September 1997.
Second pair delayed by
payment problems but arrived
Opinion : This was an unusual purchase
in September 1999.
Constitute 24th Corvette Squadron.
because of the lack of equipment
commonality with the rest of the Fleet.
Source : Jane’s Fighting Ships