KUALA LUMPUR: This is the second installment of Malaysian Defence very own Order of Battle for the Malaysian Armed Forces. The first was for the RMAF.
Malaysian Defence realised that its easy to make such an ORBAT without any budget or responsibility to worry about nor political pressure and self interest.
For the RMAF ORBAT I tried to be as realistic as possible, based on Malaysian Defence reading of the time honoured dictum “To Enjoy Peace, One Must Prepare for War”
Malaysian Defence RMAF ORBAT would cost around US$11 billion or about RM37billion. Is it realistic? Based on the current Malaysian budget, it is, I must admit its a wee bit unrealistic based on budget considerations alone. Political pressure and self interest? Hogwash!!!
For RMN, I limit the budget to RM34 billion. Malaysian Defence did not want to make castles in the air. The fleet listed here I believed would be as near as possible same wish list our our sailors.
Three frigates armed with theatre wide SAM, supersonic SSM, medium gun and VDS
Fifteen corvettes armed with area SAM, supersonic SSM, medium gun and VDS
Norway’s Skjold FAC
Ten Submarines, two specially configured for Special Forces.
24 Super Lynx, 24 EH101 minehunters and 6 EH101 for CSAR.
The RMN vessels are to be divided to three operating fleets: Home Fleet (based in Lumut; protecting the Malacca Straits; First Fleet (based in Kuantan), protecting the east coast of the peninsula and the Eastern Fleet (based in Sepanggar Bay) protecting Sabah and Sarawak.
A Combat Fleet (to be led by a corvette and five FACs) is stationed in the East Coast of Sabah, facing the threats of the Sulu Sea.If you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment