Astros II Rocket artillery. Part of Malaysia's strategic assets against foreign adversaries with range of almost up to 180km and new generation munition that could go up to 300km. While it is meant for land engagement It can also be used for coastal defence. The army has 54 units of Astros II divided into 3 regiments
Weststar GK-1M utility 4x4 vehicle. It is built around Toyota Hilux chassis, using an uprated version of Toyota Hilux engine and shares a lot of parts with off the shelf Toyota Hilux, greatly reducing acquisition and maintenance cost, costing 1/3 to maintain compared to Land Rover Defender it replaces. (credits malaysiandefence, malaysiamilitaryherald)
Mobile sea bases operated by the navy. Currently there are 3 mobile sea bases, the PL (Pangkalan Laut or Sea base in Malay) Tun Sharifah Roziah, a decommissioned oil rig and PL Tun Azizan and Bunga Mas Lima, which are converted cargo ships. The navy plans for 3 more sea bases to be based along the Malaysia-south phillipines maritime border to combat infiltration of kidnappers and terrorist elements from southern philippines
Various ninja units in the military. They are recently being put under the Joint Special Operation Command (JSOF) which will see these units to work together to increase efficiency and reduce redundancy/overlap in functions
Part of army's anti tank capability. While the army is adequately equipped with various anti tank weapons, evolving threats (both conventional and non conventional) meant that there are always improvements that could be made. Realizing this, the army is getting NLAW which,with fire and forget capability, is a completely new capability for the army compared to 2nd gen SACLOS ATGM like Metis-M, Bakhtar Shikan and Ingwe currently in Army inventory (credits malaysiandefence)
The army's Urban Combat village, a MOUT training facility. While the army is no stranger to MOUT training, they were previously conducted in either disused barracks or abandoned housing, both carries the risks of building collapse, vector-carried disease and other safety issues
MV Mega Sakti, a Submarine Escape and Rescue Intervention (SMER-I) Vessel operated by the Navy. It is installed with Ship Interface Template Set (SITS), of which a Pressurized Rescue Module could be attached (credit malaysiaflyingherald)
With proliferation of cheap chinese/russian made subs in the region, the risk of collisions and other insidents that would lead to distressed submarine is increased. Thus such assets are essential for timely and successful submarine rescue. Other than submarine rescue, the vessel can also be used to search for wreckage of aircraft that had crashed in the sea.
To date only Singapore and Malaysia possess (or rather, invested in) such capability in the region despite more than half the countries in SEA possess submarines in their fleet
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