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LIMA 2017: Malaysia could train Saudi submariners

19th March 2017 - 22:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Discussions about Malaysia providing submarine training to Saudi Arabia are at a preliminary stage, and nothing has been finalised yet, the Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), Adm Ahmad Kamarulzaman, revealed.

On 2 March, Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein issued a statement saying that, as part of current Malaysia-Saudi Arabia defence cooperation efforts, Malaysia had offered the sharing of expertise and training for members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in regard to operating submarines.

Speaking at a press conference on 7 March, Kamarulzaman stated that the RMN had excess capacity in its submarine training infrastructure located at RMN

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Dzirhan Mahadzir

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

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