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15-to-5 RMN Armada Transformation Programme
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:41:55 AM »
From: the malay mail online - March 11, 2016
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RMN chief Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said the five classes of ships were the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS); New Generation Patrol Vessels (NGPV); Littoral Mission Ships (LMS); Multi-Support Ships (MRSS) and submarines.

He said at present, RMN had 15 classes of ships which were built in seven different countries — United Kingdom; Germany; Italy; France; Sweden; South Korea and Malaysia.

From: Navy Recognition - 06 July 2016
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Because of fiscal challenges and the geopolitics situation in the South East Asia region, Admiral Kamarulzaman is rolling out a new transformation and modernization plan called "15 to 5". There are currently 15 classes of ships in the RMN, coming from 7 nations with an average age of 30 years. This represents a large costs in terms of maintenance and operations. As a solution the "15 to 5" plan calls for:
1 - Phasing out of the older vessels in the fleet. This would lead to optimized resources.
2 - Improving procurement processes (reduced and optimized procurement requirements, reduced ill practices) would lead to additional savings for the RMN.
3 - Use these savings to fund the "15 to 5" plan, while focusing on local shipyards and defence industry.

Interview with Admiral Kamarulzaman on the "15 to 5" transformation programme
Royal Malaysian Navy 15 to 5 Transformation Program by Admiral Kamarul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=jrO6c9O4M5M
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Re: 15-to-5 RMN Armada Transformation Programme
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 08:30:35 PM »
Malaysia seeks balance in ‘15-to-5’ concept to tackle maritime security ‘hot spots’ | Janes - 23 February 2018
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Key Points

* The Royal Malaysian Navy is shifting its force structure focus to address maritime security challenges in its eastern region
* Multinational co-operation is helping reduce maritime security risks in Malaysia’s eastern and western regions

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Re: 15-to-5 RMN Armada Transformation Programme
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »
From: Navy Recognition - 02 April 2018
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Because of fiscal challenges and the geopolitics situation in the South East Asia region, Admiral Kamarulzaman is rolling out a new transformation and modernization plan called "15 to 5". There are currently 15 classes of ships in the RMN, coming from 7 nations with an average age of 30 years. This represents a large costs in terms of maintenance and operations. As a solution the "15 to 5" plan calls for:
1 - Phasing out of the older vessels in the fleet. This would lead to optimized resources.
2 - Improving procurement processes (reduced and optimized procurement requirements, reduced ill practices) would lead to additional savings for the RMN.
3 - Use these savings to fund the "15 to 5" plan, while focusing on local shipyards and defence industry.

The five classes that would form the Royal Malaysian Navy would be:
» New Generation Patrol Vessel (Kedah-class)
» Littoral Combat Ship (Gowind-class)
» Littoral Mission Ship (able to do 80% of the LCS class missions at 20% of the cost)
» Multirole Supply Ship
» Submarines (Scorpene-class)

The RMN fleet would remain at 55 vessels meaning some additional procurement even among existing classes (such as the Scorpene-class submarines, two of which are already deployed by Malaysia).


 Poster on the RMN stand explaining the 15 to 5 transformation plan (picture taken during LIMA 2017). Photo taken from navyrecognition.com
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Re: 15-to-5 RMN Armada Transformation Programme
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 02:14:36 AM »
ADECS 2019: Malaysia revamps naval fleet modernisation | Shephard Media - 22nd January 2019 - 12:00 GMT
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While stating that the 15-to-5 plan must continue, he added that a revision of timeframes was needed by March for phasing in new ships and phasing out existing vessels.

Among those ships originally slated to be phased out were four Lakasamana-class corvettes (pictured above) in 2019-20 and four Mahamiru-class minehunters in 2019-21, but Reza reversed that schedule by declaring an intention to retain both classes.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/adecs-2019-malaysia-revamps-naval-fleet-modernisat/