Minggu, Januari 03, 2010

Scorpene arrive in Malaysia

The first submarine of the two Malaysian ordered from France arrived in Malaysia, the ship named KD Tunku Abdul Rahman from the Scorpene-class diesel engines with electric drive and weighs 1700 tons. Scorpene has a speed of 37 km / h, and armed with six 21 inch torpedo tubes with 18 torpedoes or missiles Exocet anti SM.39. Each ship manned by 31 sailors, the second ship KD Tun Razak will be sent after Tunku Abdul Rahman. Malaysia's purchase of ships by adding more potential arms race in the region of Southeast Asia, except Malaysia, Singapore also brings submarine followed by Indonesia, which is still struggling with the price and the Indonesian submarine procurement plan for 2010.

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