KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tunku Abdul Rahman at Port Klang, September 2009
|Name:||KD Tunku Abdul Rahman|
|Namesake:||Tunku Abdul Rahman|
|Builder:||DCNS Cherbourg & Navantia, Cartagena|
|Laid down:||December 2003|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2012[update]|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Scorpène-class submarine|
|Length:||66.4 m (217 ft 10 in)|
|Beam:||6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)|
|Draft:||5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)|
|Test depth:||More than 300 m (980 ft)|
|Thales DR 3000 tactical ESM receiver|
|Armament:||6 x 533-mm torpedo tubes for 18 Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei Black Shark heavyweight torpedoes or SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, 30 mines in place of torpedoes|
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is a Scorpène-class submarine built for the Royal Malaysian Navy by DCNS in Cherbourg and Navantia in Cartagena, Spain. The fore section was built at DCNS and joined to the aft section, which was built by Navantia.
On 3 September 2009, Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in Malaysia 54 days after sailing from Toulon for her new home. According to a September 2009 report in Malaysia's English-language The Sun, the submarine is expected to be formally commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy in October 2009.
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- "Royal Malaysian Navy". GlobalSecurity.org. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- "Malaysia's first ever submarine arrives to acclaim". Agence France-Presse. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- Dass, Maria J. (3 September 2009). "M'sia's first submarine arrives home". The Daily Sun. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
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