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Malaysia would like to order two additional submarines

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The Royal Malaysian Navy plans to acquire two additional submarines in addition to the two Scorpene submarines already delivered by Naval Group. The delivery of the new submarines would be planned during the 14th equipment plan for the armed forces 2031-2035, and the 15th plan 2036-2040. The expansion of the submarine fleet follows the reinforcements of the various navies in the Indo-Pacific zone. Naval Group's Scorpene, operational in the Malaysian navy since 2009, is given favourites, although no confirmation of this has been forthcoming.

The Indo-Pacific region has become, in recent years, a potential powder keg, with navies and air forces which are constantly strengthening, driven by rather flourishing economies, and driven by China's extraordinary effort to build a naval force of world class, capable of opposing the US Navy and its allies. In fact, each navy in the region has undertaken major modernization and equipment programs:

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Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolfhttps://meta-defense.fr/fabrice-wolf/
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the Meta-defense.fr site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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