28 September 2015

Malaysian Navy Needs Six More Ships to Conduct Patrols and Surveillance

28 September 2015

TLDM needs to have 50 ships, but currently only has 44 (photo : TLDM)

Malaysian Navy needs more ships to improve security

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) will require additional assets, especially ships, in order to step up security in local waters.

At the moment, six more multi-role naval vessels are needed, said Navy Chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.

Speaking at a press conference during the Navy Media Day on Tuesday, he said the Navy needs to have 50 ships, but currently only has 44. 

Abdul Aziz explained that apart from the assets mentioned, other naval systems are at a very satisfactory level.

"What is lacking are only platforms to conduct patrols and surveillance," he said.

(The Star)

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