More Details on KD Keris

SHAH ALAM: More details on KD Keris. KD Keris is the first RMN vessel to be fitted with the MTU 4000 series engines, says its commanding officer, Commander Mohd Zulkarnain Mohd Rawi. Although he did not say it is likely that the other three Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) are also […]

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Upgrades, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: Upgrades for Kedah class, sort off. In my earlier post, Back to Future III, I mentioned that the Gem Electronica EOFCS will also be installed on another class of ship of the RMN. I can now report that four of the Kedah class will receive the system. GEM […]

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RMN New Chief

BANGKOK: RMN new chief. Admiral Mohd Reza Mohd Sany has taken over as the chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy, today. Reza, 55, the son of a former CDF and Army chief took over from Admiral Kamarulzaman Badaruddin, who is retiring. Kamarulzaman is taking leave pending his official retirement early […]

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Moving Forward, CAMM

SHAH ALAM: CAMM Moving Forward. At the 2017 Merdeka Parade, the RMN showcased some of the missiles in its inventory. Two Exocet missiles – likely to be the MM38 variant – were paraded on a low loader together with a Seawolf and Aspide missiles each. Also displayed was the underwater […]

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MRSS On The Horizon, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Days after MRSS on The Horizon posting, I received three comments asking me to check out a report by Jakarta Post that PT Pal will be signing the contract for the ship, this August. I am unable to post the report here, unfortunately, as it is protected by […]

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More on the LMS, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: More on the LMS, Part 2. It appears that the negotiations for the LMS is going well and its expected that the contract (or Letter of Award, the official term) could be signed at the next LIMA in Langkawi this March. The LOI for the project was awarded […]

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KD Mutiara on a Short Leash

SHAH ALAM: KD Mutiara, the first locally built hydrographic ship commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy, may well be the first vessel to be paid off under the service’s 15 to 5 plan. The ship is currently berthed at the Lumut naval base waiting her final orders. Her fate is […]

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The Future RMN Armada

SHAH ALAM: THE LCS and NGPV will be the backbone of the future RMN armada – if the plan proposed by the navy to have only five class of vessels in the fleet – is taken up and fully funded. The other three classes are the submarines, Littoral Mission Ships […]