Sunday, March 7, 2010

KD TAR - First Malaysian Submarine

Date of Issue: September 03, 2009

POS Malaysia issued a set of three stamps to commemorate the First Malaysian Submarine - KD TAR, in short for Kapal Diraja Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Many thanks to my exchange partner, Mr. Ronny Wong, Malaysia for the set of stamps, brochure, and the FDC.

KD TAR is the first of the two Malaysian Scorpene class submarines. As a high technology strategic asset, the arrival of KD TAR in September 2009 is a historic milestone not only for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), but also for Malaysia as it is a great achievement in Malaysia's defence arena.

The 30 sen stamp shows the graphic sketch of KD TAR. The second stamp shows KD TAR equipped with the latest high technological navigation system, communication equipments, and fire control system appropriate with its role and responsibility to face the future modern warfare. The final stamp portrays KD TAR sailing in the oceans to begin her journey and its mission in protecting Malaysia's sovereignty. KD TAR is one of the sophisticated asset owned by the Royal Malaysian Navy since its inception 75 years ago.

Text source: POS Malaysia Information brochure.

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