Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Consists of Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysia Borneo (also known as West Malaysia and East Malaysia).
Malaysia shares borders with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei
The Malaysia Peninsula is connected to Singapore by two bridges. The Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link.

Malaysia does not recognize the so called state of israel.
Population of around 28 million people.
About 50% Malay, 23% Chinese, 11% indigenous, 7% Indian, and 7% other.
About 60% Muslim, 19% Buddhist, 9% Christian, 6% Hindu, and 6% other.

Malaysia is a former British colony with a trade based economy. Very important center of trade and maritime traffic.
Large tin and rubber industry

The title “Royal” was given to the Malaysian Air Force and Navy by Queen Elizabeth II after a successful counterinsurgency against communist forces in Malaysia during the time of British rule. Malaysia won independence from the U.K. In 1957.

Malaysia smuggled weapons to Bosnia during the civil war in Yugoslavia in the 1990's.
Malaysia also sent about 1,500 U.N. peacekeepers to Bosnia as well.

Spratly Islands dispute between China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei.

Malaysian Armed Forces
109,000 active duty personnel?
321.300 reserve personnel?

Royal Malaysian Air Force

SU-30MKM fighter aircraft (18)

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (14)

F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft (8)

F-5 Tiger II fighter aircraft (16)

BAe Hawk trainer/light attack aircraft (13)
Aermacchi MB-339 trainer aircraft (8)

C-130 transport aircraft (16)

CASA CN-235 transport aircraft (8)

KC-130 refueling aircraft (4)

Alouette III helicopters (18)

EC 725 Super Cougar helicopters
Mi-171sh helicopters (2)
S61 Sea King helicopters (30)

S70 Black Hawk helicopters (2)


Air Force Special Forces
Blue berets

Royal Malaysian Navy
18,000 personnel

KD prefix to ships

Frigates (4)
Corvettes (4)

Submarines (2)
Mine Warfare vessels (4)
Fast Attack Craft (12)
Patrol Boats (23)
Auxiliary Vessels (2)
Survey Vessels (2)

Fennec helicopters (6)
Lynx helicopters (6)

Otomat anti-ship missiles
Exocet anti-ship missiles

Navy Special Forces
Pink beret

Approximately 80,000 active duty personnel
Approximately 50,000 reserve personnel

Army Aviation
Agusta A109 helicopters (11)
SA316 Alouette III helicopters

PT-91M Pendekar Main Battle Tanks. Upgraded Polish PT-91 Twardy. (49)

FV101 Scorpion light tanks (21)

ACV 300 Adnan Turkish made Infantry Fighting Vehicles (193)

MIFV (South Korean made K-200 KIFV ) infantry fighting vehicles. (103)

Condor armored personnel carriers (315)

Alvis Stormer armored vehicles (13)

Panhard M3 armored personnel carriers (30)
Panhard AML armored reconnaissance vehicles (130)
Sibmas armored fire support vehicles with 90mm cannon. Made in Belgium (184)

Ferret armored reconnaissance vehicles. Retired from MAF service. Used by police. (90)
FNSS Pars Turkish made armored vehicles (257 on order)
Mercedes Benz GD290 assault vehicles
Bandvagn 206

ASTROS II multiple rocket launchers (36)

G5 towed 155mm howitzers (22)

FH-70 towed 155mm howitzers (12)
Oto Melara Model 56 105mm towed howitzers (100)

The Steyr AUG is being replaced by the M4 carbine

Jernas (Upgraded Rapier) surface-to-air missiles

Starstreak surface-to-air missiles on Lightweight Multiple Launchers

Starburst surface-to-air missiles

FN-6 (Fei Nu-6) surface-to-air missiles
Anza (Pakistani made surface-to-air missiles)
SA-18 (9K38 Igla) surface-to-air missiles

Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (36)
Oerlikon 35mm anti-aircraft guns (16)

Baktar-Shikan anti-tank guided missiles
Eryx anti-tank guided missiles
9K115 Metis anti-tank guided missiles
9K115-2 Metis M anti-tank guided missiles
SS.11 anti-tank guided missiles
C90-CR (M3) anti-tank rocket launchers
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 recoilless rifles

Royal Ranger Regiment-Rejimen Renjer DiRaja Part of the 10th Paratrooper Brigade.

10th Paratrooper Brigade
Maroon beret

Army Special Forces Regiment
Grup Gerak Khas (GGK)
Green beret

Royal Malaysian Police

V-150 armored personnel carriers

Shinjeong S5 armored vehicles

GKN Sankey armored personnel carriers
Lynx armored vehicles

Ferret armored vehicles

Unimog trucks

Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA)- General Operations Force (GOF). Paramilitary branch of the RMP.

Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK)- Special Operations Command. Counter-terrorist and special operations unit within the Royal Malaysian Police.


Hong Leong Lurssen Shipyards
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering 
Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC)

Malaysian Armed Forces pictures

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