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UDT Asia: Malaysia endures submarine unavailability

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Royal Malaysian Navy is due to start the overhaul of its second Scorpene-class submarine KD Tun Razak in June. 

This means that the RMN will only be operating one submarine until the end of 2019, which shows the limitation of having a fleet of just two submarines.

The overhaul will begin after the first boat, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, which entered its unavailability stage in November 2015, returns to active operations with the fleet later this year after its own overhaul, allowing Tun Razak to go into port.

Under the programme one boat is overhauled before work commences on

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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