MRSS To The Fore – DSA 2018 Shorts

Three MRSS designs on display at the RMN booth at DSA 2018. The model ships were gifted to RMN as the builders tried to entice the service to buy their ships for the MRSS requirements. Malaysian Defence picture

KUALA LUMPUR: MRSS to the fore. RMN Chief Adm Kamarulzaman Badaruddin says the service will reveal the MRSS design for its 15 to 5 transformation plan at DSA 2018. Indeed the navy did display the designs of the MRSS at its showcase at the trade show, starting today.

Its “designs of the MRSS” as the RMN is showing three types of MRSS which the service wants the government to choose from based on available funds.

The MRSS contenders.

The three designs are a mini-LHD, a medium size LPD design and a Makassar class variant. The models of the three designs – likely presented to Adm. Kamarulzaman as souvenirs from shipbuilders – are on display with other ships in the 15-to-5 programme.
A stern view of all three designs.

The LHD- type MRSS like the mini-Dokdo or mini-Mistral are the “high-end cost” design while the medium-size LPD types are the “medium cost ” with the the Makasssar class variant as the low-cost candidate. All three would be a worthy addition to the RMN though its likely the type chosen will be based on “affordability” and involvement of the local shipbuilding industry.

*updated to add the LHD designation for the high-end MRSS

— Malaysian Defence

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  1. The medium-sized LPD, resembles shapes from Enforcer 1000.

    Which builder offers the design?

    Its a Turkish shipyard

  2. Arrgh, when different scale ships are put side by side it distorts the reality.

    The Medium LPD is probably the smallest, similar in size to the original makassar.

    The PT PAL MRSS is probably the longest of the 3.

  3. I am so excited, can’t wait!! Whatever the design, it’s possible that the MRSS will be in service for 40 years, so it needs some future proofing. It has to be bigger that current needs. Who knows what will happen in 30 to 40 years from now.

  4. The middle one is Enforcer 10000 right ?. Looks Beautiful. But let’s see How Good is she

    Nope its a Turkish design

  5. Is that the real scale?makassar look so small

    No lah, as I mentioned the models are likely souvenirs presented to the CN. Reduce, reuse, recycle

  6. Turkish design Marhalim… Cool but who’s The Owner of it. Anyway. Let’s see Who’s gonna be Choose.

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