New Fast Combat Boats For RMN

A RMN RHIB delivered in 2020. Note the shark mouth on the front of the RHIB. RMN.

SHAH ALAM: New fast combat boat for RMN. It appears that the new Fast Combat Boat for the RMN will be a different type compared to the six procured from Gading Marine Sdn Bhd, last year. A CGI of a FCB was used during the New Year message by RMN chief TS Admiral Reza Sany, yesterday, which looked different to the Gading Marine ones.

Despite the differences in the design, I must admit the new boats – 13 of them – may well be sourced from Gading Marine as well though I am happy to be corrected of course.

CGI of the new RMN FCB.

Apart from the 13 FCBs, the RMN is also planning the procurement of the three Fire Control System; anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare sub-systems; various types of vehicles and four decompression chambers. The RMN is also embarking on the development of a training base for the air wing in Sitiawan, Perak, new quarters for sailors at the Kota Kinabalu naval base and security fencing at the Semporna naval station.
Gading Marine FCB 1022. Note the shields on the gun mount. RMN

As for this year, the RMN will take delivery of five rigid hull inflatable boats and three Leonardo AW139 twin-engine helicopters to meet the requirements of the Maritime Utility Helicopter (MUH) role. The three helicopters are expected to be delivered by June, this year. The helicopters will be based at the Kota Kinabalu naval base.
RMN AW139 MUH flying over Vergiate, Italy. RMN

As expected the Admiral did not mentioned the elephant in the room.

— Malaysian Defence

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10 Comments

  1. Technically as long as there is enough fuel, food and water they can patrol for days or even longer but in reality craft of this size do not go on extended patrols lasting days for the simple reason that they are not intended nor built for the role….

  2. ”Can’ Understand why they still need the navy to do
    maritime policing with the mmea around.”

    Simple…. Because the MMEA does not have adequate resources – that’s why…
    Until the day comes when the MMEA can fully carry out its assigned roles; the RMN is the only one who help fill in the gap.

  3. “Fire Control System; anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare sub-systems”
    For what ships does these systems are intended to? LMS? Kedah? Laksamana?

  4. “Simple…. Because the MMEA does not have adequate resources – that’s why…
    Until the day comes when the MMEA can fully carry out its assigned roles; the RMN is the only one who help fill in the gap.”

    Mindef gets almost the same amount of budget as KDN. Quite a waste to spend that little money just because MMEA and Polis Merin got no capability to carry out their duties. Now we have 3 agencies underfunded to be fully capable.

  5. Yes, both ministries got almost the same of amount but most of it goes to pay for personnel and operational costs. Only a small amount is allocated to buy stuff and again the bulk of it goes to build quarters and other things for the personnel. Only a limited amount is reserved for equipment

  6. Luqman – “For what ships does these systems are intended to?”

    Actually that is all the equipment already paid for (NSM missiles, 57mm guns, torpedoes, towed array sonars etc), originally for the gowinds. Long overdue for handover to RMN.

    Will it installed the gowinds as per planned? Not sure.

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