KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) is expected to receive 12 new air assets, namely the Unmanned Airborne System (UAS) from the United States this year.

RMN chief Admiral Mohd Reza Mohd Sany said the acquisition of these new air assets will enhance RMN’s maritime surveillance. They will be stationed at the naval base in Kota Kinabalu.

Additionally, RMN is also expecting to acquire 18 fast interceptor boats and three maritime helicopters.

Reza also said that the navy are also currently conducting a feasibility study on the need for multi-role support ships. MRSS is particularly important in enhancing RMN’s logistic and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The RMN has targeted at least 3/4 of its vessels to be in working condition at all times.

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