KD Tun Razak now joined

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TV3 announced that the official names of boat one and two of the Scorpene submarines now under construction are KD Tunku Abdul Rahman dan KD Tun Abdul Razak, respectively. The story was earlier carried out by this blog as “Kisah Kapal Selam” on 21 February, “The Scorpene completely joined” on 16 March and “Najib refutes MT’s reports, submariners get dolphins” on 18 March.

The Royal Malaysian Navy Chief Admiral Tan Sri Ramlan Mohd. Ali was at the Izar dockyards in the Mediterranean port of Cartagena, Spain to oversee the joining of the second Scorpene submarine, KD Tun Abdul Razak. The joining signify that all the major and larger equipments and components like engines, communication, surveillance and weapon systems, fuel tanks and batteries, ballast system and living quarters of the submarine are already in place. From now on, it will be out fitting of the smaller equipments and components.

There exist a 20 officers man project management team at the DCNi dockyards in Cherbourg, France fully monitoring the construction and entire program very carefully. It is lead by First Admiral Roslan Ahmad.

At the time being, 140 odd officers and other ranks who will man, operate and maintain the two submarines are under religious training program in Brest, France. An Agosta 70 submarine, Ouessant has been provided by the French Navy (NAVFCO) for this purpose.

Published in: on July 25, 2007 at 14:51  Comments (5)  

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  1. […] this first submarine to TLDM is expected in January 2009. The second submarine, which will be named KD Tun Abdul Razak and completely joined in July 2007, is now being fitted out at the Navantia Izar docks in […]

  2. […] when this squadron will start to be operationalised by January 2009. The second submarine, named KD Tun Razak currently is being built in Navantia Izar shipyards in Cartagena, Spain and expected to be […]

  3. “under religious training” ? Does the submarine come with prayer-pilot ?

  4. i just want to know..is that our submarine is the new submarine or the second hand sub. coz i read the aticle from one sources mention the submarine is the second hand from old french retired sub.

    In the deal, RMN is buying two brand new Scorpene subs from the French naval contractor. They are throwing in a used former French navy Agosta 70B Class submarine for the training purposes.

  5. i just want to know..is that our submarine is the new submarine or the second hand sub. coz i read the aticle from one sources mention the submarine is the second hand from old french retired sub.

    In the deal, RMN is buying two brand new Scorpene subs from the French naval contractor. They are throwing in a used former French navy Agosta 70B Class submarine for the training purposes.

    ok..thnxs bro for ur info..i just want to confirm..

    KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, which was just launched in Cherbourg, France and KD Tun Abdul Razak, which is still under construction at the Navantia dockyards in Cartagena, Spain are brand new Perdana Class Scorpene submarines, made by lead contractor DCN.

    The Agosta 70B class “Ouessant” which is currently being used for the training of TLDM submarine corp personnel is at NAVFCO base in Brest, France. This is the used former French Navy submarine.


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