Military Capabilities

Malaysia to deploy Kedah class, Littoral Mission Ships in Sabah

01 February 2018

Key Points

  • Malaysia will homeport its Kedah-class corvettes and Littoral Mission Ships in Sabah
  • Move will improve the Royal Malaysian Navy’s presence in the South China Sea, and tri-border maritime region with Indonesia and the Philippines

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will homeport its entire fleet of six Kedah (Meko 100 RMN)-class corvettes with the service’s Eastern Fleet at Sepanggar Naval Base in Sabah, a service spokesperson has confirmed with Jane’s .

The vessels were previously based with the RMN’s Western Fleet in Lumut, Perak, on Peninsular Malaysia, and the redeployment is being made as part of the service’s 15-to-5 transformation programme, said the spokesperson.

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