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Encyclopedia > Royal Malaysian Navy
Royal Malaysian Navy
Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (TLDM)

Royal Malaysian Navy ensign
Founded April 27, 1934
Country Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Branch Navy
Motto "Sedia Berkorban"
Commanders
Chief of RMN Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz Jaafar
Insignia
Crest of The Royal Malaysian Navy

Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) (Malay: Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (TLDM)) is the naval arm of Malaysia's armed forces. In terms of personnel the RMN is one of the largest fleet in South East Asia and is also considered as one of the more technologically advanced navy in South East Asia.The role of the Royal Malaysian Navy is to safeguard Malaysia's coastline, Malaysia's maritime strategic interest,her Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), her territorial waters and as well as defending Malaysia against all seaborne threats. Royal Navy can refer to the following: Belgian Navy of Belgium (Marine Royale) Royal Australian Navy of Australia Royal Bahraini Navy of Bahrain Royal Brunei Navy of Brunei (Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei) Royal Danish Navy of Denmark (Kongelige Danske Marine) Royal Malaysian Navy of Malaysia (Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia) Royal... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Malaysia. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

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History

Straits Settlement Naval Volunteer Reserve

The Royal Malaysian Navy can trace its roots to the formation of the Straits Settlement Naval Volunteer Reserve (SSNVR) in Singapore on 27 April 1934 by the British colonial government in Singapore. The SSNVR was formed to assist the Royal Navy in the defense of Singapore, upon which the defense of the Malay Peninsula was based. Another reason behind its formation were political developments in Asia, particularly a Japanese that was increasingly assertive in Asia. The formation of a Penang branch in 1938 saw its expansion. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal) (formerly Let Penang Lead) State anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (For Our State) Capital George Town Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Tuan Yang Terutama Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas  - Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon History    - Ceded by...


On 18 January 1935, the British Admiralty presented Singapore with an Acacia-class sloop, HMS Laburnum, to serve as the Reserve's Headquarters and drill ship. It was berthed at the Telok Ayer Basin. HMS Laburnum was sunk in February 1942, prior to the capitulation of Singapore at the beginning of the Pacific Second World War. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


With the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe, the SSNVR increased the recruitment of mainly indigenous personnel into the force, to beef up local defenses as Royal Navy resources were required in Europe. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


Members of the SSNVR were called up to active duty, and the force was augmented by members of the Royal Navy Malay Section. This formed the basis of the navy in Malaya, called the Malay Navy, manned by indigenous Malay personnel (similarly, the Malays were recruited into the fledgling Malay Regiment formed in 1936). The Malay Navy had a strength of 400 men who received their training at HMS Pelandok, the Royal Navy training establishment in Malaya. Recruitment was increased and in 1941 at the outbreak of the war in Asia, the Malay Navy had a strength of 1450 men. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja) is one of two infantry regiments in the Malaysian Army. ...


Throughout the Second World War, the Malay Navy served with the Allied Forces in the Indian and Pacific theater of operations. When the war ended with the Japanese Surrender in 1945, only 600 personnel of the Malay Navy reported for muster. Post war economic constraints saw the disbandment of the Malay Navy in 1947.


Post World War II – Formation of the Malayan Naval Force

The Malay Navy was reactivated on 24 December 1948 at the outbreak of the Malayan Emergency, the Communist inspired insurgent war against the British Colonial government. The Malayan Naval Force regulation was officially gazetted on 4 March 1949 by the colonial authorities and the Malayan Naval Force was based at an ex-Royal Air Force radio base station in Woodlands, Singapore. The base was initially called the 'MNF Barracks' but later renamed HMS Malaya. The Malayan RNVR was reconstituted as a joint force comprising the Singapore Division and the Federation Division, by an Ordinance passed in Singapore in 1952. is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants United Kingdom Australia New Zealand British colonies Federation of Malaya Rhodesia Fiji various British East African colonies Malayan Communist Party Malayan Races Liberation Army Commanders Harold Briggs Henry Gurney † Gerald Templer Henry Wells Chin Peng Strength 250,000 Malayan Home Guard troops 40,000 regular Commonwealth personnel 37,000... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... RAF redirects here. ... Woodlands estate Woodlands, or the Woodlands New Town (Chinese: , Pinyin: Wùlán Xīnzhèn), is a suburban town with 3 distinctive constituencies, grouped under the Sembawang Town Council in the northern part of Singapore, comprising 9 individual neighbourhoods. ... HMS Malaya was a Queen Elizabeth class battleship of the Royal Navy built by Armstrong Whitworth and launched in March 1915. ...


The main mission of the Malayan Naval Force (MNF) was coastal patrol in order to stop the communist terrorists from receiving supplies from the sea. In addition, the Force was tasked with guarding the approaches to Singapore and other ports.


The MNF was firstly equipped with a River-class frigate HMS Test that was used as a training ship but by 1950 had in service an ex-Japanese minelayer HMS Laburnum, a Landing Craft Tank (LCT) HMS Pelandok ("Mousedeer"), motor fishing vessel HMS Panglima ("Marshall"), torpedo recovery vessel HMS Simbang and several seaward defence motor launches (SDML). The River class frigates were 151 frigates launched in 1941–1944. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


“Royal” Title

In August 1952 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bestowed the title "Royal Malayan Navy" to the Malayan Naval Force in recognition of the sterling service in action during the Malayan Emergency. All RMN ships today carry the prefix KD (Kapal Diraja, or His Majesty's Ship) The King of Malaysia is the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces The Supreme Commander is the highest ranking office in the command structure of the Malaysian military. ...


Independence

Malaya, soon after attaining independence on August 31, 1957, had successfully negotiated with the British Government and had the British Royal Malayan Navy transferred to the independent Federation of Malaya on 12 July 1958. With the hoisting of the Federation naval ensign - the White Ensign modified by the substitution of the Union Flag with the Federation flag in the canton - the RMN was thus made responsible for Malaya's maritime self defence. The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Union Jack redirects here. ...


From then on it became Malayan owned and administered. The designation “Royal” in Royal Malayan Navy was now in reference to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. When the navy was transferred to Malaya, all the assets (the ships, the bases and jetties and personnel) were inherited by the Malayan government. Flag of the Supreme Head of Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a Malay title usually translated as Supreme Ruler or Paramount Ruler, is the official title of the constitutional head of state of the federation of Malaysia. ...


The new force shouldered the responsibility with only an operational and training base at HMMS Malaya and a small coastal fleet of one LCT, two Ham-class inshore minesweepers, one coastal minelayer and seven MLs (the ex-RN 200th Patrol Squadron) on transferred from the Royal Navy. USS Pivot (AM 276) World War II United States Admirable Class Minesweeper shown in the Gulf of Mexico on sea trials 12 July 1944 Image:Hameln Class. ...


On 16 September 1963 the naval force was renamed Royal Malaysian Navy with the formation of Malaysia. The RMN was gradually strengthened after the formation of Malaysia. 18 “Keris”-class patrol boats were ordered from Vosper, and these formed the mainstay of the navy for years to come. These 103 ft (31 m) boats were driven by maybach diesels and capable of 27 knots (50 km/h). The Keris patrol boats are confined to coastal patrols and had short endurance. An offensive capability was acquired with the purchase of four Vosper "Brave" class fast attack craft. The “Perkasa” Fast Patrol Boats were built for the RMN by Vosper Thorneycroft in 1967, powered by three Rolls Royce Marine Proteus gas turbines as the main power plant with two diesel auxiliary engines for cruising and manoeuvring. These were armed with four 21" torpedoes and one 40 mm Bofors gun forward and one 20 mm cannon aft. It had a maximum speed of 54 knots (100 km/h) and was driven by triple propellers. is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... // This article is about the naval vessel. ... VT Group plc is the British defence company formerly known as Vosper Thornycroft. ... Rolls-Royce Limited was an British car and, later, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls on 15 March 1906 and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. ... Bofors is an iron works, cannon maker, and defence industry located in Karlskoga, Sweden. ...


The Royal Navy transferred a Loch-class frigate HMS Loch Insh (F433) to the RMN in 1964 and renamed KD (Kapal di-Raja, "His Majesty's Ship") Hang Tuah. In 1965, during the Indonesian Confrontation, Hang Tuah took over guardship duties off Tawau from HMS Yarra. The ship served the RMN until decommissioned in the 1970s and scrapped. Loch class frigates were essentially an improved River class. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... HMS Loch Insh (K433) was a Loch-class frigate of the Royal Navy. ... KD Hang Tuah is the second of the two modern frigates operated by Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Navy) since the 1970s before the commissioning of newer ships KD Jebat, KD Lekiu, KD Kasturi and KD Lekir in the 1990s. ... The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962-1966. ... Nickname: Location of Tawau in Sabah, Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Government  - Council President tuan haji Salsidu bin haji Ibrahim jr Area  - City 6,125 km²  (2,365 sq mi) Population (2006)  - City 370,800  - Density 60. ... Four ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named for the Yarra River in Victoria. ...


Malaysianization of the Navy

When the trials and tribulations of Indonesian Confrontation settled down in 1966, especially after the signing of the agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia, Tunku Abdul Rahman and his colleagues decided to Malaysianise the top posts in the navy and air force. They initially offered these posts to two senior Malaysian army generals, who declined for two main reasons. Firstly they felt that they were not professionally qualified and secondly because they did not want to jeopardise their own careers in the army. The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962-1966. ... Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah (February 8, 1903–December 6, 1990) usually known as the Tunku (a princely title in Malaysia), and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia), was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya...


Tunku and his colleagues then decided that they would select two officers, one from the navy and one from the air force, and appoint them chiefs of the respective services. They were fully aware of Rear Admiral Datuk K. Thanabalasingam's age but decided, nevertheless, to appoint him and take the risk. This exercise created history not only because Malaysians for the first time were appointed to these two top posts but also because of his age -- he was 31 years old and a bachelor. Rear Admiral (Rtd) Datuk K. Thanabalasingam is the first Malaysian chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ...


Under Thanabalasingam and with Tunku Abdul Rahman's foresight and will, they were responsible for initiating the gradual transformation of the navy from a coastal navy (brown water force) to an ocean-going navy (blue water navy). Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah (February 8, 1903–December 6, 1990) usually known as the Tunku (a princely title in Malaysia), and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia), was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya...


1970's Onwards

In 1977, the RMN acquired the frigate HMS Mermaid from the Royal Navy to replace the decommissioned Hang Tuah. The ship was also named KD Hang Tuah(F72) and retained HMS Mermaid’s pennant number. KD Hang Tuah is a 2,300 std ton light patrol frigate armed with twin 102 mm guns. "Hang Tuah" gradually reverted to a training role and currently continues in that role for the RMN. KD Rahmat (ex-HANG JEBAT) (F24) joined the RMN in 1972. The 2,300-ton ship was a one-off Yarrow light frigate design for the RMN. The ship was originally named KD Hang Jebat but renamed after initial propulsion problems during pre commissioning trials. It was the first Malaysian naval vessel equipped with a missile (Seacat) system. Rahmat was decommissioned in 2004. For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Mermaid after the mermaid. ... KD Hang Tuah is the second of the two modern frigates operated by Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Navy) since the 1970s before the commissioning of newer ships KD Jebat, KD Lekiu, KD Kasturi and KD Lekir in the 1990s. ... KD Hang Tuah is the second of the two modern frigates operated by Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Navy) since the 1970s before the commissioning of newer ships KD Jebat, KD Lekiu, KD Kasturi and KD Lekir in the 1990s. ... KD Hang Tuah is the second of the two modern frigates operated by Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Navy) since the 1970s before the commissioning of newer ships KD Jebat, KD Lekiu, KD Kasturi and KD Lekir in the 1990s. ...


The RMN purchased several types of missile boats in the 1970s and 80s. These were four Combattante II attack boats purchased from France and four Spica M from Sweden. Both classes were armed with the Exocet MM38 missiles. The RMN also acquired two 1,300-ton OPVs of Korean design. Sealift requirements were met by the purchases of several ex-United States Navy World War II-era LSTs. The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile made in various versions capable of being launched from surface ships and boats, submarines, and airplanes. ... USN redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Canadian LST offloading an M4 Sherman during the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. ...


KD Sri Langkawi (A1500), ex-USS Hunterdon County (LST-838), KD Sri Banggi (A1501),ex-USS Henry County (LST-834), and KD Rajah Jarom (A1502), ex-USS Sedgwick County (LST-1123), were replaced by KD Sri Indera Pura (A1505), the ex-Newport-class LST USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192). Additional sealift capability is provided by two 4,300-ton, 100-meter Multi-Role Support Ships, KD Sri Indera Sakti (A1503) and KD Merong Mahawangsa (A1504). The USS Hunterdon County (LST-838) was one of 50 LST-491-class tank landing ships (LSTs) built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named after Hunterdon County, New Jersey, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. ... USS Newport (LST-1179), first of her Class Newport class tank landing ships are an improved class of tank landing ship (LSTs), intended to provide substantial advantages over their World War II-era predecessors. ... KD Merong Mahawangsa is a Royal Malaysian Navys 4,300 ton 100 meter multi role support ship based at Lumut Naval Base in Perak, Malaysia. ...


Minehunting capabilities are provided by 4 Mahamiru minehunters. These are Italian LERICI-class minehunters of 610 tons displacement. Hydrographic duties are handled by KD Perantau and KD Mutiara. A Naval Air Wing was also founded with the purchase of ex-Royal Navy Westland Wasps. Four ships of the RMN have been officially decommissioned and handed over to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The vessels are patrol boats KD Lembing and KD Sri Melaka, and offshore patrol vessels KD Marikh and KD Musytari. MMEA had received a total of 17 vessels from the RMN fleet to equip its enforcement operations. 6 of the vessels were transferred in August 2005 and 7 were handed over in January 2006. [1] The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Malay:Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia) also known as Malaysian Coast Guard is a branch of Military of Malaysia. ...


RMN Current Fleet

In the late 1980s, another renovation was taken by the Royal Malaysian Navy. Four Laksamana Class corvettes were purchased from Italy. These compact ships were originally built for Iraq but were not delivered due to international sanctions put in place against Iraq. The Laksamana Class is a class of small missile corvettes comprising 4 ships currently in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. ...


A prominent addition to the fleet were two Lekiu Class frigates. Based on the YARROW F2000 design, the two 2,300-ton frigates are armed with Exocet MM40 II SSM and the Sea Wolf VLS point defence SAM system with accommodation of one Westland Super Lynx helicopter. The Lekiu Class frigates is presently the most modern major assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, and airplanes. ... The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. ... Westland is the name of several places: Netherlands: Westland, South Holland New Zealand: Westland, New Zealand United Kingdom: Westland, Shetland United States of America: Westland, Michigan Westland, Ohio Westland, Oregon Westland, Pennsylvania Westland, Texas Westland, Virginia Fiction: Westland (Sword of Truth) Westland Aircraft is a British aircraft manufacturer and part...


Complementing the two Lekiu frigates are two German-built Kasturi class frigates which were delivered in the early 1980s. These vessels together with other 2 Mahamiru (Lerici) Class minehunter had been scheduled to receive the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). The Kasturi Class Light Frigate (or large corvette) is a class of 2 light frigates in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. ...


SLEP

THALES Naval Division has been selected as the contractor of the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) involve of the Kasturi Class corvettes - KD Kasturi, KD Lekir and two Mahamiru (Lerici) Class minehunters - KD Mahamiru, KD Ledang. The corvettes will receive radar and fire control upgrade while the minehunters will receive the new wide band sonar, 2022MkIII. The programme aim to extend the service life of these surface combatants by another 10 years.[1][2][3]


RMN Future Fleet

The RMN Future Fleet programme is component of second batch of Lekiu Class frigates, Scorpene submarines, New Generation Patrol Vessels (NGPV) and maritime patrol aircraft. The ultimate goal is to build a six vessels squadron of each class by year 2020.[4] The Lekiu Class frigates is presently the most modern major assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ... The Scorpene SSK (written in French as Scorpène) is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ... The Kedah class is a class of offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named after the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ...


Scorpene submarine

Two Scorpene submarines were ordered by the RMN in 2006. The construction of two Scorpene submarines are to be built jointly by the French shipbuilder, DCNS, and its Spanish partner, Navantia. They will be armed with Blackshark wire-guided torpedoes and Exocet SM-39 sub-launched anti-ship missiles. The Scorpene SSK (written in French as Scorpène) is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ... DCNS is a naval defence company based in France and is one of Europes leading shipbuilders. ... Navantia, formerly Bazán or IZAR, has become Spains leading state-owned shipbuilding firm, offering its services to both military and civil projects. ... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, and airplanes. ...


The submarine program also includes the redeployment of an Agosta class submarine retired from French Navy, for the training of submarine crews. The training of 150 Malaysian sailors, mainly in Brest, France, represents an important aspect of the program. The French Navy, officially called the National Navy (French: Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military. ...


In 2006, the RMN had launched a nationwide competition in order to select the names for the Malaysian first two submarines. On 26th July, RMN announced these vessels will be name after the Malaysia's first and second Prime Ministers. The first hull will be name as KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and the second hull KD Tun Razak. Official naming ceremonies are schedule to be held in the near future. These vessels are classified as Perdana Menteri Class in service with RMN[5] The first vessel, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman was launch on October 24, 2007 at the DCNS dockyard, Cherbourg, France[6] is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Kedah Class New Generation Patrol Vessel

Main article: Kedah class OPV

In 1996, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) planned to acquire a total of 27 New Generation Patrol Vessels (NGPV) to full fill its future requirement. The Germany Blohm + Voss MEKO 100 based design was selected and a contract of 6 NGPVs was signed in 2003. However due to management failure of the main contractor, PSC-Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd (PCS-ND), progression was seriously delayed and led the program into crisis. This may also affected the initial planned total number of NGPVs to be decrease. However under the intervention of Malaysian Government, Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd took over the PCS-ND, thus regain momentum for the program. The Kedah Class is a class of Offshore Patrol Vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named for the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ... Blohm + Voss Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik is a German shipbuilding and engineering works. ... Hamburg (F 220), a F124 class frigate (Sachsen class frigate) of the German Navy. ...


After a long wait of 18 months, the first 2 two hulls, KD Kedah commissioned in June 2006 and KD Pahang commissioned in August 2006. The remaining vessels were reported to be back on track. The third hull, KD Perak and the fourth hull, KD Terengganu had set for sea trial since November 12th and December 6, 2007, respectively, and will be commissioned by June and July, 2009. The program also anticipates the fifth and the sixth hull to be launched by December, 2008 and July, 2009, respectively. Subsequently good progression of the program has regained interest in the Malaysian decision makers to order the second batch of 6 NGPVs. Navy Chief Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz bin Jaafar had recently unveiled that the navy is interested to had the second batch of NGPV ASW configured. The ASW configured NGPV is expected to be able to coordinate operations with the Scorpene submarines. The Kedah class is a class of offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named after the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ... The Kedah class is a class of offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named after the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Anti-submarine warfare is a term referring to warfare directed against submarines. ...


Second Batch of Lekiu Class Frigate

The Malaysian Minister of Defence, Najib Razak, announced at the Farnborough Air Show that Malaysia would be buying 2 frigates from the United Kingdom [7]. The Evening Times published on 20 July 2006 reported that the Clyde shipyard has won a contract to help build two Lekiu Class warships for Malaysia [8][9] The two frigates will be completed at Labuan Shipyard and Engineering in Malaysia as a condition of the deal.The new frigates are said to be benefit from the latest U.K.Type 45 (T45) destroyer technology transfer. [10]. However RMN had denied the report and said the authorities had not decided where to assemble the frigates.[11] While the price of procurement and technical speculations are yet to be decided, Annual Report 2006 published by MoD anticipates the new frigates to have a larger displacement than the current Lekiu Class and capable of area air defence [12] The Lekiu Class frigates is presently the most modern major assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ... Motto: Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Wilayah Persekutuan Made into Federal Territory 16 April 1984 Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Labuan Labuan Corporation  - Chairman Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman Area  - City 92 km²  (35. ... The Lekiu Class frigates is presently the most modern major assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ...


Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Currently, RMN has no fixed wing patrol aircraft and is dependent on the RMAF’s fleet of four Beechcraft B200T maritime patrol aircraft to execute long-range patrols. This procurement will enable RMN to focus on operational maritime surveillance whilst the RMAF focuses on a strategic surveillance role, through the acquisition of Airborne Early Warning aircraft. However there is no budget allocated for this procurement until RMK 9 [13]. Ninth Malaysian Plan (Malay: Rancangan Malaysia ke-9) abbreviated as 9MP, is a comprehensive blueprint prepared by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Ministers Department and the Finance Ministry of Malaysia with approval by the Cabinet of Malaysia to allocate the national budget from the year 2006...


Anti Submarine Helicopter

Navy chief Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz Jaafar unveiled an intention of the navy to acquire at least six ASW helicopters as a compliment to the soon commissioned Scorpene submarines. The navy is looking forward to include the procurement into the RMK 10. However he also admitted that the plan is still at the preliminary discussion stage. The Scorpene SSK (written in French as Scorpène) is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ...


Vision and Mission

Vision

  • To Be A Quality Navy

Mission

  • Prepare and Deploy Naval Forces To Protect Malaysia's Maritime Interest In Peace and Ensure Victory In War

Commanders of the RMN

Royal Malaysian Navy Organization Chart
Royal Malaysian Navy Organization Chart

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Chief of Navy

Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz bin Jaafar


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Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz Jaafar assumed his appointment as the Chief of Navy on 1 April 2008.


Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz Jaafar was born in Sungai Udang, Malacca on 7 May 1956. He joined the service in 1974 and was then commissioned into His Majesty's service as a Sub-Lieutenan in 1977. He had his secondary education at the Sekolah Menengah Masjid Tanah and later at the Royal Miliritary College, Sungai Besi.


Throughout his 31 years in service, Admiral Datul Abdul Abdul Aziz has held various appointments both at sea and ashore. He was the Chief of Staff to the Fleet Operations Commander in 2001. In July 2002 he assumed duty as Commander, Naval Region 2 in Labuan. In July 2005 he was appointed as Assistant Chief of Staff Human-Resources in RMN Headquarters. He was appoinetd as Fleet Operations Commander for 6 months on 27 January 2006 until 28 July 2006 before taking up his last job as the Assistant Chief of Staff Defence Operatons and Training at the MAF Headquarters.


Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz was a commissioning crew for 4 RMN ships namely KD PAUS in Hong Leong-Lurssen, Malaysia ( 1976), KD SRI INDERA SAKTI in Bremen, Germany (1980), KD KASTURI in Kiel (1984) and KD LAKSAMANA MUHAMMHAD AMIN in LA Spezia, Italy (1999). He has has command of 3 RMN ships before, such as KD BAUNG in 1986, KD MUSYTARI an Offshore Patrol Vessel from 1994 to 1996 and KD LAKSAMANA MUHAMMAD AMIN from 1999-2001. He was the Senior Officer Afloat while commanding RMN Missile Corvette KD LAKSAMANA MUHAMMAD AMIN from 2000 to 2001.


Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz has atended various professional and career courses locally and abroad. Among the courses were International Navigation Specialization Courses, United Kingdom in 1980, Malaysia Armed Forces Staff Course in 1991 and Naval Command Course at the Naval War College, United States in 1995. Whilst undergoing this course, he pursued his MA studies majoring in nternational Relations at the Salve Regina University graduating with distinction.


Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz is married to Datin Sarah Tun Abdul Ghafar. He has wide range of interests. He is a keen golfer and an avid reader. His favourite subjects are sports, international relations, leadership and management.


In recognition of his services, Admiral Datuk Abdul Aziz has been bestowed the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) by the HE the Governor for the State of Malacca which carries the title of Datuk, the Malaysian Armed Forces award "Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera"(PAT), the National award " Johan Setia Mahkota"(JSM) and "Kesatria Mangku Negara"(KMN) and the State Award "Bintang Cemerlang Melaka"(BCM).


Naval Strategic Administration

First Admiral Tan Eng Seng


Naval Assistant Chief of Staff

  • Assistant Chief of Staff - Logistic

Rear Admiral DATO' PAHLAWAN Ir HJ. JASAN APHANDI BIN SULAIMAN

  • Assistant Chief of Staff - Human Resources

First Admiral MOHD SOM BIN IBRAHIM

  • Assistant Chief of Staff - Planning and Operation

First Admiral DATO' JAMIL BIN OSMAN

  • Assistant Chief of Staff Administration

Captain WAH YUEN MEI


Navy Formation Commander

  • Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral DATO MOHD AMDAN BIN KURISH

  • Commander Naval Region 1

First Admiral DATO' ABD HADI BIN A. RASHID

  • Commander Naval Region 2

Rear Admiral DATO' AHMAD KAMARULZAMAN BIN AHMAD BADARUDDIN

  • Commander of Naval Region 3

First Admiral Abdul Ghani Othman

  • Commander of Naval System Control

First Admiral YAHYA BIN HASHIM

  • Commander of Naval Education and Training

First Admiral MUSA BIN OMAR

  • Commander of Naval Support

First Admiral GUNASELAN S/O SALAMUTHU


Ranks of The Royal Malaysian Navy

This is the list of ranks that is currently used in the Royal Malaysian Navy, from the highest rank to the lowest rank.


Flag Officer

Rank Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral First Admiral
Malay Laksamana Laksamana Madya Laksamana Muda Laksamana Pertama

Commissioned Officer

Rank Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Acting Sub Lieutenant Midshipmen Cadet
Malay Kepten Komander Leftenan Komander Leftenan Leftenan Madya Leftenan Muda Pegawai Kadet Kanan Kadet

Naval Air Assets

The Westland Wasps were retired from service in 1999. As a replacement, RMN now has 6 AgustaWestland SuperLynx 300 Mk100 helicopters which are operated by the 501 Squadron and another 6 Eurocopter AS 555 Fennecs which are operated by the 502 Squadron. Both squadrons were managed and supported at their main base, KD Rajawali. AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westlands factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. ...


Bases

The RMN's Fleet HQ is called KD Malaya, in Lumut, Perak. Other bases are located at Tanjong Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang, which also serves as HQ Naval Region I and KD Sultan Ismail at Tanjung Pengelih, Johor, where the Recruit Training Centre is located. Bases are also located in Sungai Antu ,Sarawak; Labuan; and Sandakan, Sabah. The principal submarine base is located at Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah, which also serves as HQ Naval Region II. Lumut is a small town (population 31,880) in Perak, Malaysia, situated about 84 km south of Ipoh, 2 km from the town of Sitiawan and it is the gateway to Pangkor Island. ... Kuantan City Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Late 19th century (early formation of township) Area  - City 2,960 km²  (1,143 sq mi) Elevation 21. ... Tanjung Pengelih is a main town in Johor, Malaysia. ... State motto: Kepada Allah Berserah State anthem: Lagu Bangsa Johor Capital Johor Bahru Royal capital Pasir Pelangi1 Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Sultan Iskandar  - Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman History    - Johor Sultanate 14th century   - British control 1914   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 19,984... For the river, see Sarawak River. ... Location in Sabah and Malaysia Country Malaysia State Sandakan Establishment Government  - Council President Dr Yeo Boon Hai Area  - City 2,266 km²  (875 sq mi) Population (2006)  - City 427,200  - Density 184/km² (488/sq mi) Time zone MST (UTC+8)  - Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC) Website: http://www. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... Sepanggar, or Sepanggar Bay, is a port and a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. ...


Another base is also being constructed on Pulau Langkawi, Kedah to provide the RMN with readier access into the Indian Ocean. Ready access into the Pacific Ocean is available via the existing base at Semporna, Sabah.


List of Naval Bases

  • TLDM Lumut, Perak [14](Fleet HQ and location of Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd)
  • TLDM Tanjung Gelang, Pahang (HQ Naval Region I)
  • TLDM Tanjung Pengelih, Johor (Recruit Training Centre (PULAREK)) (KD Sultan Ismail)
  • TLDM Labuan [15]
  • TLDM Sungai Antu, Sarawak
  • TLDM Sandakan, Sabah
  • TLDM Semporna, Sabah
  • TLDM Sepanggar, Sabah (HQ Naval Region II)
  • National Hydrographic Centre, Pulau Indah, Selangor (KD Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah)

Penang Shipbuilding and Construction - Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd (PCS-ND), was a devision of the Penang Shipbuilding and Construction Industries Bhd (PCSI), a Malaysian Government-Linked Company (GLC), based in the Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. ...

Ship Names

All RMN Ships carry the prefix KD for Kapal di-Raja meaning His Majesty's Ship. The Training vessel Fajar Samudra however carries a KLD prefix for Kapal Layar di-Raja for His Majesty's Sailing Ship.


Current Assets

Submarines

Perdana Menteri Class Scorpene Submarine The Scorpene SSK (written in French as Scorpène) is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ...

  • KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • KD Tun Abdul Razak

Frigates

From top to bottom, KD Lekiu; KD Marikh; 1505 KD Sri Inderapura (ex-Spartanburg County (LST 1192); KD Perantau and KD Jebat steam in the Malacca Strait on an exercise.

Lekiu Class Frigate Image File history File links 1016119215. ... Image File history File links 1016119215. ... The Lekiu Class frigates is presently the most modern major assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ...

  • FFG 29 KD Jebat
  • FFG 30 KD Lekiu

KD 29 Hang Jebat is a guided missile Frigate currently serving under the Royal Malaysian Navy and one of the major naval assets for Malaysia. ...

Corvettes

Kasturi Class (FS 1500) The Kasturi Class Light Frigate (or large corvette) is a class of 2 light frigates in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. ...

  • 25 KD Kasturi
  • 26 KD Lekir

Laksamana Class Corvette The Laksamana Class is a class of small missile corvettes comprising 4 ships currently in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate and larger than a coastal patrol craft. ...

  • 134 KD Hang Nadim
  • 135 KD Tun Abdul Jamil
  • 136 KD Mohammad Amin
  • 137 KD Tan Pusmah

Offshore Patrol Vessel

Kedah Class MEKO A-100 class patrol vessels The Kedah Class is a class of Offshore Patrol Vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named for the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ...

  • 171 KD KEDAH
  • 172 KD PAHANG
  • 173 KD PERAK[16]
  • 174 KD TERENGGANU

Fast Attack Craft (Missile)

Perdana (Combattante-II 4AL) class missile boats

  • 3501 KD Perdana
  • 3502 KD Serang
  • 3503 KD Ganas
  • 3504 KD Ganyang

Handalan Class (Spica-M) Patrol Craft

  • 3511 KD Handalan
  • 3512 KD Perkasa
  • 3513 KD Pendekar
  • 3514 KD Gempita

Fast Attack Craft (Gun)

Jerong class (Lurssen TNC 45) patrol boats

  • 3505 KD Jerong
  • 3506 KD Todak
  • 3507 KD Paus
  • 3508 KD Yu
  • 3509 KD Baung
  • 3510 KD Pari

Mine Countermeasures

Mahamiru (Lerici) Class Minehunters

  • 11 KD Mahamiru
  • 12 KD Jerai
  • 13 KD Ledang
  • 14 KD Kinabalu
  • 15 KD Rempit

Support Ships

Sri Indera Sakti Class Support Ship

KD Mahawangsa is a Royal Malaysian Navys 4,300 ton 100 meter multi role support ship based at Lumut Naval Base in Perak, Malaysia. ...

Hydrographic Survey Ships

  • 255 KD Mutiara
  • 151 KD Perantau

Newport Class LST (Amphibious Assault Ship)

  • 1505 KD Sri Inderapura (ex-LST 1192 USS Spartanburg County)

Training Ship

  • 76 KD Hang Tuah (Training frigate)
  • MV Fajar Samudra (Training Yacht)
  • MV MAHSURI (Training Yacht)

KD Hang Tuah is the second of the two modern frigates operated by Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Navy) since the 1970s before the commissioning of newer ships KD Jebat, KD Lekiu, KD Kasturi and KD Lekir in the 1990s. ...

Navy Tug

  • 4 KTD PENYU
  • 6 KTD SOTONG
  • 8 KTD KEPAH

Air Assets

The AgustaWestland SuperLynx 300 is equipped with the MBDA Sea Skua antiship missile. The Super Lynx 300 is configured for the Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Over The Horizontal Targeting (OTHT) roles.

The Fennec is a single-engined, light-weight, multipurpose helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westlands factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westlands factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. ... Sea Skua Type air-to-surface Nationality United Kingdom Era 1980-Present Launch platform Helicopted launched Target shipping History Builder British Aerospace Dynamics (now MBDA) Date of design Production period Service duration Operators UK, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type anti-shipping Diameter 0. ...

Current Fleet of the RMN

  • Squadron 21 Frigate
  • Squadron 23 Frigate
  • Squadron 22 Corvette
  • Squadron 24 Corvette
  • Squadron 26 Mine Countermeasure Unit
  • Squadron 31 MPCSS
  • Squadron 32 SEALIFT
  • Squadron 36 HYDRO
  • Squadron 1 FAC (M)
  • Squadron 2 FAC (M)
  • Squadron 6 FAC (G) (LABUAN)
  • Squadron 16 OPV (KUANTAN)
  • Squadron 12 PC (LUMUT)
  • Squadron 13 PC (SANDAKAN)
  • Squadron 14 PC (KUANTAN)
  • Squadron FAST TROOP VESSEL (FTV)
  • Squadron DIVING TENDER
  • Squadron TUG

Transferred to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Musytari class offshore patrol vessels The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Malay:Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia) also known as Malaysian Coast Guard is a branch of Military of Malaysia. ...

  • 160 KD Musytari
  • 161 KD Marikh

Keris Class Patrol Craft

  • ex-P 40 KD Lembing
  • ex-P 3147 KD Sri Melaka

Small arms

Handguns: Glock pistols Glock is an Austrian weapons manufacturer (named after the founder Gaston Glock) founded in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna, Austria. ...


Special Forces

Main article: Paskal

The special forces arm of the RMN is known as PASKAL (Pasukan Khas Laut). In peacetime, the unit is tasked with responding to maritime hijacking incidents as well as protecting Malaysia's numerous offshore oil and gas platforms. Its wartime roles include seaborne infiltration, sabotaging of enemy naval assets and installations and the defense of RMN vessels and bases. This unit is analogous to the US Navy SEALs. For other possible meanings, see Pascal. ... SEALs in from the water. ...


See also

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Military of Malaysia is known officially as the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF, Malay: Angkatan Tentera Malaysia). ... The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Malay:Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia) also known as Malaysian Coast Guard is a branch of Military of Malaysia. ...

References

  1. ^ Malaysia Buying European on Air, Anti-Air, and Naval Fronts
  2. ^ Royal Malaysia Navy selects Thales for MCMV
  3. ^ 2006年国防部年度报告书之一:马来西亚采购6套FN-6 第2批护卫舰成本介于35亿令吉至50亿令吉
  4. ^ Interview with Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak on 25th April 2006
  5. ^ Penyambungand dan penamaan kapal selam pertama
  6. ^ First Malaysian sub launched
  7. ^ A The Star article. Broken as of 13-11-2007
  8. ^ Evening Times Article. Broken as of 13-11-2007
  9. ^ Shipyards win Malaysian contract
  10. ^ New Straits Time Article. Broken as of 13-11-2007
  11. ^ Navy: No decision on frigates
  12. ^ 2006年国防部年度报告书之一:马来西亚采购6套FN-6 第2批护卫舰成本介于35亿令吉至50亿令吉
  13. ^ Market brief for U.S. exhibitors at Asian Aerospace 2004, Singapore
  14. ^ WikiMapia Map of Lumut, Perak
  15. ^ Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd
  16. ^ More Patrol Ship for Navy
  • Commanders of The RMN
  • Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Fleet of The RMN
  • The Tunku – as I knew him, The Star, August 21, 2007.


is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Malaysian Armed Forces
Royal Malaysian Navy Malaysian Army Royal Malaysian Air Force
This article concerns the Military of Malaysia The Malaysian military consists of three branches, the Royal Malaysian Navy, the Royal Malaysian Army and the Royal Malaysian Air Force. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Malaysian_Army_Flag. ... Crest of Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army (Malay: Tentera Darat Malaysia) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links Royal_Malaysian_Air_Force_Flag. ... The Royal Malaysian Air Force (Malay: Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia or TUDM) was formed in 1958 as the Royal Malayan Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan). ...

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The auxiliary was formed to assist the Royal Navy’ in the defence of British Malaya in the light of the political developments in Asia, in particular the growing Japanese expansionist policies in Asia.
The Malay Navy was reactivated on 24 December 1948 at the outbreak of the Malayan Emergency, the Communist inspired insurgent war against the British Colonial government.
The Royal Malayan Navy Singapore was eventually transferred to the independent Federation of Malaya on 12 July 1958 and renamed the Royal Malayan Navy (RMN).
Royal Malaysian Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1824 words)
The Royal Malaysian Navy had its roots in the formation of the Straits Settlement Naval Volunteer Reserve (SSNVR) in Singapore on 27th April, 1934 by the British Colonial Government in British Malaya.
The auxiliary was formed to assist the Royal Navy in the defence of British Malaya in the light of the political developments in Asia, in particular the growing Japanese expansionist policies in Asia.
The Malay Navy was reactivated on 24 December 1948 at the outbreak of the Malayan Emergency, the Communist inspired insurgent war against the British Colonial government.
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