The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) announced the names of the eight Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) today. The RSN's first LMV, RSS Independence, will be launched on 3 July 2015 at a ceremony officiated by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen.
The LMVs will replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which had served the RSN well for close to 20 years. The LMVs will enhance the capabilities of the RSN in enforcing seaward defence and protecting Singapore's vital sea lines of communication. (Mindef Singapore)