Naval Warfare

PREMIUM OPINION: More of the same for Malaysian maritime forces during COVID-19?

20th October 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

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The after-effects of COVID-19 could raise questions over the long-term sustainability of Malaysian maritime forces; even before the pandemic began, the government was struggling to recapitalise ageing assets and introduce more modern capabilities.

Recent resurgence in COVID-19 infections in Malaysia has dashed all hopes for a quick return to normality. Yet even before Malaysian security forces were placed on heightened vigilance, Malaysian maritime forces have undergone months of increased operational tempo, despite capacity shortfalls.

Indeed, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) did not dispatch ...

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