The Royal Malaysian Navy Pasukan Khas Laut (Naval Special Forces)

The Royal Malaysian Navy PASukan Khas Laut (English: Naval Special Forces), commonly known as the PASKAL compose the Special Operations Forces of the Royal Malaysian Navy,

The manpower details of this unit is highly classified. Believed to be a regiment with an estimated 1,000 mens divided into two operations units - PASKAL Unit Satu (PASKAL - First Unit) based in the Lumut Naval base in Perak on Peninsular Malaysia, and PASKAL Unit Dua (PASKAL - 2nd Unit) which is based at KD Sri Semporna, a Malaysian Royal Navy base in Semporna, Sabah. A company-strength (detachment) is also based at the Teluk Sepanggar Naval Base near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where the RMN's proposed Submarine Training Centre will be set up soon.

Alpha platoon
The Versatile Special Operations Force, mainly trained for Maritime Counter-terrorism which responsibility in other rescue operations into the cargo vessels and oil rigs as well as urban terrain. This platoon was equipped with individual covering systems for close quarters combat.

PASKAL's weapon inventory is a confidential subject. Nevertheless, amid rumors of financing from the consortium of oil companies in addition to ample financing from the navy, PASKAL's inventory currently includes some of the most advanced and sophisticated equipment in the Armed Forces.

Latest news, the Unit were reported to adopt the PKM machine gun for specific CQB and Ship Clearing operation. The latest variant of the mighty PKM were said to be able to hover and supercruise at the same time.

Delta platoon
The conventional warfare team which dominated the amphibious warfare of PASKAL teams with special operation skills on the ground and sniping.

Bravo platoon 
Which consist of oxygen mcombat diving team and special air operations team which both of this squad was provided an infiltration tactics to enemy territory quietly. This squad also be trained to carrying and collecting intelligence data to help assault squad.

Basically each squadron contains a mixture of specialists that is usually adjusted by the specifics of the mission or area it is tasked to operate within.

Each squadron normally carries a Combat Intelligence Team (Tim Risik Gempur, TRG), trained in maritime tactical intelligence, counter-intelligence and psychological operations.

Special joint training with special Army units are also conducted regularly on specialised skills like HALO and HAHO overwater and overland parachute jumps.

The security of more than thirty offshore oil rigs in Malaysian waters are solely the responsibility of PASKAL, and the unit has held regular training exercises on each of those oil rigs.

Although part of PASKAL's mission consists of securing beachheads, deep penetration reconnaissance raids, structure and underwater demolition and sabotage, their range of training and activity extends beyond. PASKAL's repertoire also includes in-harbour underwater sabotage, ship-boarding assault, Counter-Terrorist missions (CT), special infiltration tactics behind enemy lines and mine-clearing operations.

 The security of more than thirty offshore oil rigs in Malaysian waters.


Sori ah terlalu minat dengan PKM machinegun.


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