KNS Jasiri Released By EuroMarine After Arming and Crew TrainingAugust 22 | Posted by David James | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Intelligence reports confirm that Kenya’s naval vessel, KNS Jasiri left Ribadeo, Asturias province, Spain and is sailing home to Mombasa Kenya after it was armed and its crew trained to navigate the vessel.
KNS Jasiri has docked at three different ports in Spain, Ribadeo, Sada and Figueras where it was finally fitted with sophisticated weapons before sailing home to Kenya.
Strategic Intelligence Service confirms that on August 12, 2012 Kenyan Navy OPV KNS JASIRI called to the port of Valletta Malta.
Kenya defense procurement is quite precise on its role, where it hardly procures something it cannot scramble in a timely manner, defense experts have explained in relation to training of the crew.
KNS Jasiri has been armed and fitted with modern naval warship radar and radio besides sophisticated weaponry to handle naval warfare based on the level of threats at the East African maritime environment.
Kenya has the best and most well armed and equipped navy in the East Africa with its British Vosper Thornycroft built fast attack naval boats.
KNS Jasiri is armed to fight piracy and also engage enemy from sea hence armed with long range cannons, and missile launching ports.
Kenya Defense procurement rejected the ship but after EuroMarine agreed to meet the requirement and the KDOD agreed to pay the ship builder completed the naval vessel with both naval warfare and oceanographic survey features.
The ship left its manufacturers dock after it was fitted with the necessary weaponry but stopped at a second port where it was fitted with the sophisticated weapons and long-range machine-guns on various sides of the ship to increase its capacity to engage an enemy from different directions.