18 Maret 2017

Malaysian Naval Power Suffers Budget Woes

18 Maret 2017


RMN corvettes (photo : vosizneias)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Malaysia’s centerpiece plan for the restructure and recapitalization of its Navy has also been adversely affected by the country’s budget woes, leaving most of it underfunded or unfunded altogether. 

The so-called 15-to-5 plan, unveiled in 2015, calls for a reduction of the Royal Malaysian Navy order of battle from 15 to five classes of ships and submarines, which it hopes will trim sustainment costs by retiring older ships and reducing the number of ship classes operated by the RMN by 2030. 

The five ship classes will ideally consist of 12 French-designed littoral combat ships, 18 Kedah-class offshore patrol vessels, 18 Chinese-designed littoral mission ships, three multirole support ships of an as-yet undetermined design and four submarines.

Of these, only six lightly-armed Kedah-class offshore patrol vessels are already in service together with two French Scorpene diesel-electric submarines. Malaysia has also ordered six littoral combat ships based on the French Gowind 2500 design under a $2 billion contract signed in 2011, with two ships in various stages of construction at Malaysia’s Boustead Naval Shipyard.


RMN frigate and US carrier (photo : US Navy)

The 3,000-ton ships will be armed with the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile and MBDA’s vertical launch MICA for anti-ship and anti-aircraft work respectively, along with 57mm and 30mm guns as well as torpedo tubes. The first ship is expected to be delivered to the RMN in late 2019 or early 2020. 

Malaysia is also pressing forward with its Littoral Mission Ship program, signing a contract in early November 2016 with China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense for an initial four ships with two built by Boustead and the other two in China.

Neither the design of the ship nor the contract value has been disclosed, although it is known that the ships only will be equipped with guns; they will also be fitted for additional weapons and sensors, but budget constraints may affect their equipping. Under the 15-to-5 plan, these ships will replace a number of vessel classes currently in the RMN including the RMN’s Laksamana-class corvettes.

However, Malaysian defense analyst Dzirhan Mahadzir told Defense News that the RMN’s priority should still be the introduction of multirole support ships or MRSS, citing the strategic sealift capability gap left by the loss of the former U.S. Navy Newport News-class landing ship tank KD Sri Inderapura following an onboard fire in 2009.


RMN submarine (photo : Secure Malaysia)

Mahadzir noted that the MRSS also “will allow the RMN to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations more effectively and also move troops and equipment in large quantity where airlift is not possible or available." 

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL signed a memorandum of understanding with Boustead in late 2016 to collaborate on Malaysia's MRSS program, which will be based on the Maksassar-class design used by the navies of Indonesia and the Philippines. 

To sum up, it must be noted that Malaysia’s most immediate and pressing security challenges are in the maritime domain. In addition to the spillover of lawlessness and banditry from the southern Philippines into its eastern states, Malaysia — like neighboring Indonesia and Singapore — has had to grapple with piracy off its coastline in both the Malacca Straits and South China Sea. 

This is on top of the need to patrol the offshore oil and gas fields that form a significant part of the country’s revenue stream, and to enforce its claims to the disputed islands and features of the South China Sea. With no end to its budgetary squeeze in sight, the RMN may find itself forced to sustain a shrinking pool of elderly vessels, casting further doubt on Malaysia’s ability to secure its own waters. 

(DefenseNews)

37 komentar:

  1. Everyone brace yourself. Indonesian troller are coming

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  2. Im sure TIGER will find a way to solve it. Peace..... GARUDA.

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  3. Saya hanya hairan kenapa DefenseNews suka sekali membuat berita ttg kesulitan jiran ?

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    1. Saya juga hairan kenapa kalian tidak membuat forum militer sendiri

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    2. jangan sikit2 hairan....biasa jer...enjin hilang songlap pon tak de harian kah kah kah

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  4. This news of low budget affecting capabilities also hit philipine hard enough,even worse.

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  5. cuba korang tengok enjin kapal tu ade tak???kih kih

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  6. Sumber berita tiada kaitan dgn navy Malaysia.

    Nampak gaya admin ni dah berjangkit penyakit jakarta greater. Dah boleh belah dah dr sini.

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    1. @abdullah al banji ,tak ada yang salah dengan beritanya .Itu adalah kenyataanya.Kalau menurutmu facta yangdiketengahkan salah ,sila di bantah . .Janganlah berlakon seperti pepatah melayu "buruk muka cermin di belah ".

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  7. Korang bukannya tuhan yg maha mengetahui segalanya. Setakat sebar berita x tahu hujung pangkal x payah buang masa berdebat.

    Dengarnya bajet Militari indonesia pun kena potong teruk juga. Bak pepatah Melayu: kata dulang paku serpih, mengata org rupanya sendiri yg lebih.

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    1. do you have any source? any credible source what your talking about? if not, your are not more than a bullshit, sir.

      anyway.. welcome to indonesian blog, sir. even though this is not my blog.

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    2. Nugroho # kebanyakan orang2 malay yg mampir ke blog indonesia suka nyampah,ngetrol dan asbun bung...dimaklumin aja bung

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    3. Org datang ke web indon utk membaca tapi indon banyak menghina tetangga... bila kena hina boleh pulak tuduh kami yg mulakan dulu...

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    4. Bile tak suka web indonesia sila keluar pakcik malon,kehadiranmu tak dinanti di sini,dan siapa pula yg undang kau hadir di blog indonesia...gitu aja kok repot kah kah kah

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  8. tak pe la.....malaysia tak perlukan semua jet pejuang ke....fregat ke....ATM hanya perlukan raja bomoh kelapa tu....kih kih

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    1. Suwandaru@ raja bomoh nak halau nuclear missile korut itu keh...kah kah kah

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    2. Laaa...patutlah kepala kau sewel. Sumber berita bomoh gila. Utk makluman bomoh gila dah kena tangkap.

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    3. Dgn bonoh handalan malaysia pun dah sentap .. camana nak lawan malaysia ni... hehhehe

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    4. Dgn bonoh handalan malaysia pun dah sentap .. camana nak lawan malaysia ni... hehhehe

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  9. kapal nie baling2 masih ada ke?????kih kih kih

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    1. Tiada apa yg boleh diharapkan dari seorang pembohong kecuali pembohongan.

      Pembohong akan masuk neraka.

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  10. jangan macam tu...this is about navy songlap kih kih

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    1. Ala songlap pun korang takut juga... takpe korang jaga la ambalat tu ye.. dgn kapal kapal buruk je malaysia berkawal kat sana... 'sila sentap'

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    2. Nelayan cina sahajepun tak takut sm kapal malon apalagi TNI kah kah kah

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    3. Nelayan china apa la sangat... jika banding dgn kapal kapal indon tu... menyalak je lebih.. yak pernah pula nak tembak kapal malaysia yg buruk ni.. nak tanya kri kelewang tu camana... dah habis ke terbakarnya. Hehheheh

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    4. Nelayan cina apa awak kate ape,nak halau dan tangkap nelayan cina pake senjata jaringpun TLDM Malon tak de kuase,konon pula TLDM malon nak kapal TNI kah kah kah...Nelayan cina curi ikan di rumah sendiri pun,,TLDM tak de kuase,takut,konon pula nak lawan TNI,sakit perutku gelak nak tawa kah kah kah....apa pasal kau cabar kelewang2 terus,bercermin pakcik,KD Mutiara,KD Sri inderapura,KD Perak,KD teguh samuderapun habis terbakar...kalo klewang terbakar ada gantinya lg di bine di banyuwangi,penggantinya lebih canggih dan modern,apa nak kau tanya lg,pasti kau jawab klewang terbakar habiskan wang,belum apa2 klewang dah terbakar,macam2lah nanti jawabanmu,itulah kalo manusia tak berquality pasti komennya berlanjut terus cem tong kosong nyaring bunyinya kah kah kah

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    5. Aik marah ke.. keh keh keh.. ingat don hati kering... rupanya jiwa goyang cam pompuan...

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    6. Aik marah ke.. keh keh keh.. ingat don hati kering... rupanya jiwa goyang cam pompuan...

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  11. dah dah tak baik macam tu....jom tengok baling2 kapal ade tak????kih kih

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    1. Takpe. Kipas takde kita pakai aircond... dont worry... nanti kita suruh indon buat ye... keh keh keh...

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    2. Takpe. Kipas takde kita pakai aircond... dont worry... nanti kita suruh indon buat ye... keh keh keh...

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    3. Nanti pake baling2 bulus sahaje kah kah kah

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  12. INDONESIA JAYA.....GARUDA....!!!

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    1. persib om, ada essieng bentar lg jadi wni tuch pgn bela garuda haha!kgk bisa yak, seloww lah

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  13. walah pusink liat perang dari maren, om nash & luqman mana nich. tanya dong 15-5, nanti kapal tanker & lst masuk mana? eh py lst gak sich mrk

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