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KD Kedah 15th Anniversary

SHAH ALAM: KD Kedah 15th anniversary. KD Kedah, the lead ship of the RMN class of ships bearing its name celebrated its 15th anniversary which falls on June 5. The ship was built at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Germany in 2001 and launched in 2003 but the commissioning […]

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FIC/FCBs on The Move

SHAH ALAM: FIC/FCBs on the move. Four of the six FIC/FCBs ordered under the urgent operational requirement of Op Benteng are underway from Lumut naval base to the Regional Headquarters 1 or Markas Wilayah Satu (Mawilla 1) base in Kuantan, Pahang. The transfer of the four boats were announced by […]

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On The Road Again, LCS

SHAH ALAM: On the road again, LCS. The government has approved the restart of the RMN’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project by Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), which had stopped since 2019. The approval was made by the Cabinet on May 5, says the Defence Ministry in a press release issued […]

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Waiting For You

SHAH ALAM: Waiting for you. In an earlier post, a reader asked about the progress of the LCS. To be honest I have no idea but thanks to Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) we now know that actually nothing much is going on until the government decides what to do […]

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Back in the Saddle Again

SHAH ALAM: Back in the saddle again. KD Jerong, the lead ship of the six class FAC of the same name has completed its refit, the RMN announced on April 11. The refit include the installation of a completely new propulsion system. The “repowering” project include the installation of new […]

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601 UAS Squadron Launched

SHAH ALAM: 601 UAS Squadron launch. The RMN has formally launched up the 601 Squadron, which was established back in 2018 to operate the ScanEagle UAS system gifted by the US. The 601 is the first squadron to operate an UAS in Malaysian military service though the second operator after […]

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MPB Contract Award

SHAH ALAM: MPB contract award. Sandakan Jaya Teknik Sdn Bhd has been awarded the Letter of Award (LOA) for the three multi purpose boats (MPB) sought by the Eastern Fleet Command for Op Benteng operations. A check on the Eperolehan website today showed that the LOA for the tender was […]

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Fast Combat Boats or FICs?

SHAH ALAM: In his new year message to the service, RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany said that in 2020 the navy took delivery of 11 rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB), one multi-purpose boat (MPB) and six Fast Combat Boats (FCB) for Op Benteng operations. We know the RHIBs were delivered […]