For those wondering why we need the submarines, or for that matter other armaments during PEACE TIME, well here is one for the submarines are good for.
Submarines Help Complete Malaysia's Hydrographic Charts
December 08, 2011 22:30 PM
LANGKAWI, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- The addition of two Scorpene submarines in the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) assisted in the completion of hydrographic and nautical charts of the country's coasts, said RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.
"Our hydrographic chart is already at 100 per cent and this success can also be attributed to the Malaysian Marine Department and National Hydrographic Centre in Pulau Indah, Selangor.
"The process could be expedited and completed as the submarines were equipped with a sophisticated sonar system, among others," he told reporters at the Awana Porto Malai jetty during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2011 (LIMA '11) here Thursday.
Abdul Aziz said the RMN also planned to have a fleet of six submarines.
LIMA's air display segment is held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre while the maritime segment is at the Awana Porto Malai.
The five-day exhibition ends on Saturday.