Kuala Lumpur (Agencies): The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has taken delivery of its first locally built G2000 Mk II fast interceptor craft (FIC) from local shipbuilder Gading Marine.

Gading Marine received a contract for 13 G2000 Mk II FICs from the Malaysian government in 2022.

The contract is a repeat order following the delivery of six older G2000 Mk I vessels in April 2021.

The G2000 Mk II features an aluminium hull and displaces about 26 tonnes at its standard load.

It has an overall length of 18 m and an overall beam of 4.6 m.

Powered by two MAN V12 diesel engines driving two Hamilton water-jets, the Mk II FIC can attain a top speed of 50 kt and a maximum range of more than 350 n miles when operating at 35 kt.

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