The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) KD Tun Razak second Scorpène submarine built by French DCNS and Spanish NAVANTIA SA has reached Lumut naval base on July 02. The vessel will move soon to the new naval base of Teluk Sepanggar where both boats will be based. KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first submarine reached the country in September 2009.

Following a 64 days navigation journey from DCNS facilities in Toulon, the submarine sailed 7283 nm with stops in Alexandria (Egypt), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Salalah (Oman) and Cochin (India).

When In Teluk Sepanggar, KD Tun Razak will go through scheduled maintenance and repairs before starting comprehensive sea trials.

With a displacement of 1550 Tonnes for a length overall of 67.5 metres, each boat requires a crew of 31 and offers an endurance of 45 days.

(DCNS).

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