Launch of the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Naming Competition for Eight New Littoral Mission Vessels

In order to better ensure Singapore’s seaward defence and protect our maritime interests, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned eight new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs). These vessels, constructed here in Singapore, can be quickly configured to address a wide range of mission requirements; ranging from search and rescue operations to naval combat. These additions to the RSN’s fleet are just awaiting one vital piece of detail that would complete their induction – names. In RSN tradition, the public is invited to be a part of the legacy by naming the Navy’s future Littoral Mission Vessels.

The RSN’s LMV naming competition will kick off alongside the launch of the SAF50 exhibition at VivoCity on Thursday, 12 February 2015. The winners who choose the best names for the eight LMVs will stand to win up to S$3,000 in cash prizes. The winning entries will reflect a number of important characteristics, including the purpose and capabilities of the LMVs, the vessels they are replacing, as well as the history and tradition of the RSN.

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (R) and Chief Of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (L) at the launch of the Navy’s LMV naming competition

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (R) and Chief Of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (L) at the launch of the Navy’s LMV naming competition

This will be the third time that the RSN has looked to Singaporeans to help name new vessels in its fleet, a tradition that began with the Bedok-class mine countermeasure vessels, and continued with the Formidable-class stealth frigates.

The LMVs will also be the first vessels designed and constructed in Singapore – a significant achievement. The public now can be a part of Singapore’s naval tradition by visiting http://www.navy.sg/nameourships to help name these latest additions to the RSN’s fleet. Entries close 15 March 2015.

 

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Name Our Ships http://www.navy.sg/nameourships12 February to 15 March 2015

Faster, sharper, and smarter – the new Littoral Mission Vessels of the Republic of Singapore Navy are about to make their mark. Come leave behind a legacy when you give these vessels the names they deserve, and stand a chance to win a cash prize of S$3,000! Like them at www.facebook.com/singaporenavy for more information.

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