Jul 31, 2012

Bunga Mas 5. Destruction Of Pirate Lair Somalia

Monday, March 15, 2010

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1500 ground troops, armour and heavy weapon were deployed for the assault.

Malaysia's MISC Berhad, in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the National Security Council (NSC), has successfully modified its containership Bunga Mas Lima into a RMN Infantry Assault Vessel for the purpose of destroying the Somali Pirate in the Gulf of Aden.

The project was undertaken following last year's hijacking of MISC's ships Bunga Melati Dua and Bunga Melati 5. Since the incident, RMN launched OP FAJAR, a assault mission, with the aim of total anihilation of Somali pirate and has since sent five ships, namely, KD LEKIU, KD SRI INDERAPURA, KD MAHAWANGSA, KD SRI INDERA SAKTI and KD HANG TUAH in support of that mission.

The Bunga Mas Lima, a 699 TEU containership, is the first Malaysian merchant ship to be modified as an Infantry Assault Vessel for TLDM. The modification work was carried out by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), the heavy engineering arm of MISC, at MMHE's yard in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

DUMB: Deep Underground Military Base

Monday, February 1, 2010 > 
Report from http://malaysiamilitarypower.blogspot.com/2010_01_31_archive.html

Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine base KD Panglima Hitam Sepanggar

KD Tunku Abdul Rahman resting in its secure secret lair.

Malaysia Armed Forces have been building many of these DUMB bases day and night, unceasingly, since the early 1997. These bases are interlinked connected by high-speed magneto-leviton trains that have speeds up to 900km/h.

The average depth of these bases is over a kilometer.

The actual deph and composition of these bases are unknown.

The KD Panglima Hitam in Sepanggar, Sabah is the largest Malaysia underground military facility. Used for the Royal Malaysian Navy Naval Station. It was built in secret using a special funding from the special project division. 100 Bilion Ringgit were the estimated cost although the actual number could be more.

Built under a granite mountain, which render the base impeneterable by cannon, Bunker Buster bomb and able to withstand a direct hit by a nuclear missile.

Scorpene entering the central sub pen using an intricate and elaborate underground entrance.

After RMN studies and assesses the threats to sustainment operations base on the COE and Army transformation; and explores historical case studies of Russian operations in Afghanistan the RMN decided the base security to be fully provided by a special unit trained by the premier Naval Special Forces PASKAL.

The Special UNIT BLACK trained by PASKAL for the sole security of Royal Malaysian Navy bases.

KD Panglima Hitam used to manufacture ships Frigate, Destroyer ships , cars, toothpick and submarines has the longest pier reaches 350 meters. There was a repair ship, hospital, dining rooms, barracks, mall, meeting rooms, etc. It also provide 24/7 entertaiment for its personel with ultra modern cinema and shopping complex....and massage parlour.

Personel well being are the utmost priority

Jul 9, 2012

Joint exercise to foster ties and operational readiness

Feb 3, 2012

Commanders get new postings

Commanders get new postings

KD Mahawangsa receives quality certification

Fleet Operations commander Vice-Admiral Datuk Wira Jamil Osman oversaw the ceremony held on board KD Mahawangsa.

Also present at the event were Fleet Systems commander Rear Admiral Datuk Khairuddin Khalid and Fleet Senior Officer Afloat Captain  Jamel Abd Rahman.

Among those involved in the change of command was Commander Redzuan Talib, who took over the commanding officer's post of KD Panglima Hitam, Paskal, the elite unit of RMN, from Captain  Jamalludin Saman.

Commander Sazalee Shoib took over as the commanding officer of 501 Squadron from Commander Ajazi Jamaludin.

The latter in turn was given charge as commanding officer of 502 Squadron, replacing Commander Mohd Mokhtaruddeen Mohd Mokhtar.

The 501 and 502 Squadrons operate the Fennec and Super Lynx helicopters, respectively, of the Navy's air wing, KD Rajawali.

 Commander Ahmad Sharifudin Abu Bakar took over as commanding officer of the frigate KD Lekir from Lieutenant Commander Mohamad Shaifudin Hassan, while Commander Shahril Amir Mohd Mokhtar was named commanding officer of training vessel KD Hang Tuah in place of Lieutenant Commander Shahris Faisal Abdullah.

 During the certification award ceremony, KD Mahawangsa became the first ship in RMN to receive the 5S Certificate from the Malaysia Productivity Corporation's (MPC) director-general Mohd Razali Hussain.

 MPC, a statutory body under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), awarded the certificate following an audit of KD Mahawangsa, based on the 5S principles: Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise and Sustain.
 The 29-year-old KD Mahawangsa, built by South Korea, is a Multi Purpose Command Support Ship (MPCSS) ship of the RMN.

 The 103m long, 18.5m  wide vessel weighs 4,700 tonnes and has a crew of 187 officers and men.

 KD Mahawangsa, which began service in 1983 and commanded by Captain (RMN) Jamel Abd Rahman, who is also the Senior Officer Afloat, has a cruising speed of 14-15 knots.

 The ship has served during many conflicts and disasters, delivering troops, equipment and supplies within the country and in international regions. It can carry 20 armoured tanks or 30 army 3-tonne trucks.
 Presently, the vessel is being used as a training ship and has the distinction of being the first RMN warship to enter the Malaysia Book of Records, earning the Integrated Management System  and the Occupational, Health Safety Management System  awards on May 18, last year.

 Jamil, while congratulating the officers and men on their high standards and responsible nature, said it is a momentous occasion for RMN to celebrate two events simultaneously as it is economical.

 The save-time-and-cost system audit by MPC is comparable to a journey towards excellence, which together with the already in place balance scorecard and strategic management, will augur well and provide a benchmark for RMN's fleet and units progression, Jamil said.

 "Nothing is impossible. The 5S awarded to KD Mahawangsa can be a catalyst for inspiration and creativity for the 'Navy People' to enhance its image of a world standard navy," Jamil added.
Read more: Commanders get new postings - Northern - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/northern/commanders-get-new-postings-1.41066#ixzz1lfy58SGe
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