In June 2002 the Royal Malaysian Navy ordered two Scorpene submarines and to enter service in 2009.
With a maximum depth of 350 m, the Scorpene is able to achieve an average of 240 days at sea. The structure of the submarine allows for as many dives to maximum depth as necessary. Also the Scorpene allows for a greater load of fuel and ammunition. The planning and design of the Scorpene was directed towards achieving an extremely quiet vessel with a great detection capability and offensive power. By using advanced hydrodynamics with an albacore bow shape the Scorpene has low radiated noise reducing risk of detection from enemy sensors.
Able to carry out anti-submarine or anti-surface ship warfare operations, as well as special forces deployment in coastal waters, the Scorpene is manned by a 31 man crew. The vessel is equipped with all the necessary systems to provide vital supplies, water, provisions, regeneration of the atmosphere, to ensure the survival of all the crew for seven days.
Torpedoes / Missiles Six 21in torpedo tubes for 18 torpedoes / missiles
Sumber : Military Heat
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