Littoral ships must sail on time

Controversial issue: According to the original sche­dule, the first LCS should have been completed in 2019 with the sixth ship delivered this month. However, not a single vessel has been delivered.

THE controversial Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project, now reduced by one ship to five and at a higher cost, remains in stormy waters.

The number of vessels has been cut down from six to five, while the cost has ballooned from RM9bil to RM11.2bil.

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