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
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM)

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)


AIM-120 air-to-air missiles  
AIM-9 air-to-air missiles 
AIM-7 air-to-air missiles 
RVV-AE (R-77) air-to-air missiles
R-73 air-to-air missiles
R-60 air-to-air missiles 
R-27 air-to-air missiles
Kh-59 air-to-surface missiles
Kh-31 air-to-surface missiles

Kh-29 air-to-surface missiles
AGM-65 air-to-surface missiles

Air Force Special Forces
Blue berets

Royal Malaysian Navy
Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM)
18,000 personnel

KD prefix to ships

Frigates (4)
Corvettes (6)

Submarines (2)

Missile boats (8)

Offshore patrol vessels (8)
Patrol Boats (23)
CB90 Fast Attack Craft (17)
Mine Warfare vessels (4)
Auxiliary Vessels (3)
Survey Vessels (3)
Gading FIC G2000 Mk II boats  (Made in Malaysia)

Fennec helicopters (6)
Lynx helicopters (6)

Otomat anti-ship missiles
Exocet MM38 and Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles
Exocet SM39 submarine launched anti-ship missiles
Sea Skua light anti-ship missiles for Lynx helicopters
Sea Wolf surface-to-air missiles
Aspide surface-to-air missiles
A244-S torpedos
Black Shark torpedoes 

Navy Special Forces
Pink beret

Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia
Acts as a Coast Guard

Special Task And Rescue (STAR) teams
Red beret

HK416A5 assault rifles
HK SFP9 pistols

Malaysian Army
Tentera Darat Malaysia (TDM) 

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)

AV8 Gempita 8x8 wheeled vehicle. Joint Malaysian and Turkish development. Based upon the FNSS Pars. Several configurations.

AV4 Lipanbara 4x4 armored vehicle. License produced First Win armored vehicles.

URO VAMTAC vehicles

GK-M1 vehicles

Mercedes Benz GD290 assault vehicles

Bandvagn 206
 Kawbra unmanned ground vehicle (under development)


ASTROS II multiple rocket launchers (36)

G5 towed 155mm howitzers (22)

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

Jernas (Upgraded Rapier) surface-to-air missiles

Rapid Ranger configuration with Starstreak surface-to-air missiles on URO VAMTAC vehicles

Rapid Rover configuration with Starstreak surface-to-air missiles on GK-M1 vehicles

Starburst surface-to-air missiles

SA-18 (9K38 Igla) surface-to-air missiles


FN-6 (Fei Nu-6) surface-to-air missiles
Anza (Pakistani made surface-to-air missiles)

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

L16 mortars 
2B14 mortars?
EXPAL 81mm mortars

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
ZT3 Ingwe anti-tank guided missiles used on certain AV8 Gempita configurations.
SS.11 anti-tank guided missiles
C90-CR (M3) anti-tank rocket launchers
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 recoilless rifles
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers 

Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers
Milkor MGL grenade launchers 
M203 under barrel grenade launchers

M2 Browning .50 cal machine guns 
M134 rotary machine guns
FN MAG machine guns 
FN Minimi machine guns
M-16 assault rifles
M4 carbines (standard service rifle) 
Steyr AUG assault rifles
HK33 assault rifles
Browning High Power 9mm handguns

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

Military Police with red berets

Royal Intelligence Corps- Intelligence gathering branch of the Malaysian Army. 

Territorial Army Regiment (Rejimen Askar Wataniah)
Reserves force of the Malaysian Army

Royal Johor Military Force
Independent military force in the Johor state of Malaysia that defends the Sultan of Johor.
JMF Elite Forces- Special Forces unit within the Royal Johor Military Force.

Peoples Volunteer Corps (RELA)
Yellow berets

Institut Penyelidikan Sains & Teknologi Pertahanan (STRIDE)
Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence
Under the Ministry of Defence 

Royal Malaysia Police
Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM)

V-150 armored personnel carriers

Shinjeong S5 armored vehicles

GKN Sankey armored personnel carriers
Lynx armored vehicles

Ferret armored vehicles

Unimog trucks

Humdinga amphibious vehicles

MVF-5 U3 multifunctional robotic vehicle. Used for the containment of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive material. Remotely operated.

Unit Pemusnah Bom (UPB) Bomb Destruction Unit.

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

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

Special Branch- Investigative unit of the Royal Malaysian Police

Malaysian Civil Defence Force
Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (APM)
Orange beret

Research Division of the Prime Ministers Department 
Chief Government Security Office
Defence Staff Intelligence Division
Royal Intelligence Corps- Intelligence gathering branch of the Malaysian Army.

Hong Leong Lurssen Shipyards
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering 
Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) 
DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (DefTech)

Malaysian Armed Forces pictures

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