New Operational Camo For RMN

Sailors and officers from KD Lekiu wearing the new RMN operational uniform. All pictures by RMN.

SHAH ALAM: RMN has introduced a new operational uniform for the service replacing the light blue digital camo introduced in 2016. The new operational uniform is also digital but sported a darker grey camo. The colour of the new digital camo/operational uniform is like the ones currently used by Royal Australian Navy but the digital pattern is much bigger and therefore, the uniform looked darker.

A previous story on the introduction of digital ball caps for RMN in 2019. The new digital camo would have been introduced at the RMN’s 90th anniversary parade but that was cancelled following the helicopter crashes which killed ten. It is likely only a small batch of the new uniforms were ordered as there is no tender or quotation notices for them on the Eperolehan or government tender website. I stand to be corrected of course.

A group photograph with of the RMN operational uniforms from the past and the latest one. The two sailors (far left and far right) are wearing the new one; white is the one used pre-war and after war; dark colour in the 1960; blue uniform is the one used from the 70s to 2016 before being replaced by the light blue digital camo.

At the ceremony today held at the Lumut naval base, the uniforms were put on display by KD Lekiu personnel. It is likely that they will be using the new uniforms when they take part in RIMPAC 2024 which starts next month. It was also the first time Lekiu was seen after her emergency refit at Lumut Naval Shipyard, adjacent of the naval base.
A ship boarding demonstration by sailors wearing the light blue digital camo.

Hopefull the one for use with body armour is the combat shirt-style which will be much cooler when worn.
The release from RMN.

A group photograph with of the RMN operational uniforms from the past and the latest one. The two sailors (far left and far right) are wearing the new one; white is the one used pre-war and after war; dark colour in the 1960; blue uniform is the one used from the 70s to 2016 before being replaced by the light blue digital camo.

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LUMUT, 13 Mei – Panglima Tentera Laut, Laksamana Tan Sri Abdul Rahman bin Ayob telah menyempurnakan Majlis Pelancaran Pakaian Operasi TLDM yang baharu di Kapal Diraja LEKIU, Tambatan Pangkalan Lumut hari ini.
Pakaian Operasi TLDM yang baharu itu telah diperkenalkan oleh Panglima Tentera Laut bersempena dengan sambutan ulang tahun TLDM ke-90.
Pakaian yang diperkenalkan itu adalah sebagai langkah strategik dalam memperkuat keupayaan pertahanan TLDM, melalui konsep keseragaman warna yang terinspirasi daripada aset-aset utama TLDM seperti kapal dan pesawat udara.
Dengan fabrik dan teknologi moden sesuai untuk pakaian taktikal, pakaian seragam baharu tersebut telah ditambah baik menjadi lebih kondusif dan amat sesuai digunakan ketika penugasan operasi.
Semoga dengan pelancaran Pakaian Operasi TLDM yang baharu itu, warga Navy People akan terus cemerlang dalam setiap tugas yang dilaksanakan dan seterusnya TLDM menjadi sebuah angkatan laut yang kukuh serta berdaya saing di peringkat global.

RMN chief TS Admiral Abdul Rahman Ayob placing an insignia on one of the sailors wearing the new operational uniform.

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5 Comments

  1. The white strip on the arms for long sleeve jacket looks like reflectors tape sewn on mariners coverall. Why not add it on the trousers too.

  2. Unnecessary spending. The previous one isn’t bad. If there were complaints was ‘ia cepat pudar’, which is the problem with QC, not design. Worse, this new camo resembles Kuantan PBT uniform.

  3. Its the second one actually. I believed the rage for digital camo is the result of cheap camo avaiable from China manufacturers. It must also be noted that some enforcement officers at local councils are ex-military as well hence their preference for such camo.

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