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Malaysia seeks to improve maritime domain awareness

19th December 2017 - 09:58 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


Amidst the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) goal of boosting the ability to monitor its waters, the Boustead Naval Shipyard held a keel-laying ceremony on 18 December for the third Littoral Combat Ship of the Maharaja Lela class.

The six corvettes are based on the Naval Group’s Gowind design, with the first-of-class Maharaja Lela scheduled for April 2019 delivery and the last ship by 2023.

Meanwhile, the RMN’s planned base at Bintulu, Sarawak in East Malaysia, which will serve as the headquarters for RMN Region 4 Command, is still in the discussion phase. However, it will be eventually built, said Deputy

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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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