Lekiu-class frigate

The Lekiu-class frigates are the most modern surface combatants of the Royal Malaysian Navy, until the Second Generation Patrol Vessels are completed in 2017. The class comprises two vessels, KD Jebat F29 and KD Lekiu F30. The class is named after the second ship of the class which was launched before Jebat.

The two ships of the class are named after Hang Lekiu and Hang Jebat, two figures from the Malay 15th-century epic narrative Hikayat Hang Tuah. They share this characteristic with the two Kasturi-class corvettes KD Kasturi and KD Lekir, as well as the old frigate-turned-trainingship KD Hang Tuah, all of which are named after figures from the epic as well.


Lekiu-class frigate
Class Ship
Type Frigate
Manufacturer Yarrow Shipbuilders
Origin Malaysia
Country Name Origin Year
Malaysia 1995
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Malaysia 1995 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Yarrow Shipbuilders 2 View

Ships in Class

  • KD Jebat
  • KD Lekiu F30

Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow, UK
Operators: Royal Malaysian Navy
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: F2000
Displacement: 2,270 tons full load
Length: 106 m (348 ft)
Beam: 12.75 m (41.8 ft)
Draught: 3.08 m (10.1 ft)
Propulsion: 4 × MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, 24.5MW, Twin shafts withKamewa controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi)
Complement: 146 with 18 officers
Sensors and
processing systems:
Combat System: BAE Systems Insyte Nautis F combat data system
Search radar: Ericsson Sea GiraffeSurface search radar G and H bands (PESA)
Thales Netherlands (Signaal) DA-08 air search operating at E and F bands
Navigation radar: Thales Defence I-band navigation radar
Fire control radars: 2 × Marconi 1802SW, Alenia Marconi Systems Nautis F combat data system, Radamec Series 2000 Optronic weapon director, BAE SYSTEMS 1802 fire control radars operating at I and J bands
Sonar: Thales Underwater Systems Spherion TSM 2633 LF sonar
Thermal Imager: BAE Type V 3001
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
ESM: BAE Mentor-A
ECM: Thales Defense Scimitar
Decoy: 2 Super Barricade 12 barrelled launchers, Graseby Sea Siren torpedo decoy
Armament: 1 × Bofors 57 mm gun
2 × MSI DS30M 30mm cannon
16 × VLS for Sea Wolf SAM
8 × Exocet MM40 Block 2 SSM
2 × triple Eurotorp B515 with A244-SASW torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 × Super Lynx 300
Aviation facilities: Stern hangar
Helicopter landing platform

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