Maharaja Lela-class: Royal Malaysian Navy gets a makeover with a new class of LCS warships

Frigate Littoral Malaysia Naval

The Royal Malaysian Navy’s Maharaja Lela-class frigates are based on an enlarged version of the Gowind-class corvette, designed by DCNS of France. The Maharaja Lela will have a displacement of about 3,100 tons, an overall length of 111m, a beam of 16m, and a draft of 3.85m, and can carry a crew of 118. The stealth platform offers a reduced radar cross-section, and acoustic, infrared and magnetic signatures. A helipad at the rear, supports the operation of a 10-ton helicopter and a variety of drones.

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