On the 5th of November 2009 Navantia commissioned the Scorpene class submarine the “Tun Razak” for the Royal Malaysian Navy.
This is the 2nd submarine built by the Navantia/DCNS consortium for the Royal Malaysian Navy in terms of a contract signed in June 2002.
The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdul Aziz Haji Jaafar, the Ambassador of Malaysia to Spain, Dato’ Naimun Ashakli Mohammad, and by Aurelio Martínez, CEO of Navantia.
The submarine Tun Razak was floated and christened at a ceremony that took place in the Cartagena shipyard, last 8th. October and presided over by H.M. the King and Queen of Malaysia, and is the second of two contracted submarines. The first unit, named Tunku Abdul Rahman, was delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy on 26 January 2009 in Toulon (France).
In terms of the joint venture between Navantia and DCNS, Navantia was to build the aft section and DNC the fore. The first submarine was assembled at the French shipyard in Cherbourg and the second one at the Spanish Shipyard in Cartagena.
The main characteristics of these vessels are:
– Length overall: 67.56 m
– Maximum beam: 8.00 m.
– Draught: 5.40 m.
– Resistant hull diameter: 6.20 m
– Surface displacement: 1,580 T
– Submerged displacement: 1,740 T
– Maximum speed:
- Submerged 20.5 kn
- On surface 11 kn
– Autonomy: 45 days
– Crew: 31