SHAH ALAM: RMN has taken delivery of ex-Sundang on October 23 after the patrol craft completed its refit. She is the first of two ex-MMEA PC to be redelivered and refitted so they can return to service with the RMN. More on this on Malaysian Defence post here.
It is interesting note that the ex-Sundang (and ex-Panah) were previously called – KD Sri Sarawak and KD Sri Sabah – by RMN itself but the latest release did not mention the names. Perhaps, they are waiting for the commissioning ceremony before calling the two PCs their new names.
𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋 𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐅𝐓 (𝐏𝐂) 𝐄𝐗–𝐒𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐒𝐀𝐈 𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐈𝐓
KUALA TERENGGANU, 23 Okt – Panglima Logistik Barat, Laksamana Pertama Ts. Shaiful Bahri bin Baharuddin telah menyempurnakan majlis penerimaan PC Ex-SUNDANG yang selesai menjalani refit di Pulau Kambing, hari ini.
Dalam tempoh terdekat, sebuah lagi PC iaitu Ex-PANAH juga akan diterima. Melalui inisiatif pindah-milik dan pelaksanaan refit ini, kedua-dua PC telah diberi nafas baharu di mana pendekatan “total make-over” telah berjaya mengubah landskap dan keupayaan kapal. Maklumat tambahan berkaitan program ini adalah seperti di pautan berikut:
Lawatan PTL ke MSET dan mantan KSU ke MSET
Memindah milik dan mengaktifkan semula kedua-dua PC adalah pendekatan filling the gap. Semoga PC tersebut berupaya meneruskan khidmat bakti kepada TLDM dengan flying colours, secara berkesan dan efektif. Sekalung tahniah kepada semua pihak yang terlibat dengan inisiatif ini – We make it happen.
Sumber : Markas Tentera Laut, Bahagian Kejuruteraan, RMN Chief Engineer Office
Artikel : Laksamana Muda Dato’ Ir. Ts. Haji Mohd Shaiful Adli Chung
Foto : Lt Dya Khairul bin Azhar TLDM
Unfortunately, we have no idea on how much the cost of putting back both boats into service. There were two tenders to repair radios and the installation of new equipment on them but the cost of the contracts awarded to two separate companies, were not revealed.
Anyhow, from pictures released by RMN on the delivery of ex-Sundang and other releases, it is likely that both PC will look like KD Sri Johor and KD Sri Perlis both based at RMN regional headquarters 2 in Sandakan, Sabah. Sri Johor is involved in another Borneo War exercise currently conducted by RMN Eastern Fleet command in waters off Kota Kinabalu.
As usual a grainy picture of Sri Johor was published in the release (above) but thanks to AI, we now have a high-resolution image of her outline (below and main image).
As mentioned previously, Sri Johor and her sister ship is currently armed with a single 40mm Bofors gun in the A-position. The rear 40mm gun has been removed and a RHIB has been installed in that position. Two machine guns mounts are also installed aft of the new superstructure.
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