Royal Malaysian Navy Successfully Conducts EXOCET Anti-Ship Missile Firings

The Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia; TLDM or RMN) recently conducted a complex live firing exercise. It consisted in the coordinated launch of surface-launched Exocet MM40 and sub-surface Exocet SM39 missiles.

The successful firing of all these missiles on targets clearly demonstrates the professionalism, capability and readiness of the MNR personnel in handling the country’s defense assets.

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense of YAB witnessed the successful firing together with the senior officials of the Ministry of Defense.

The exercise this time involved 1,080 TLDM (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia – Royal Malaysian Navy), TUDM (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia – Royal Malaysian Air Force) and WMPA personnel. The Taming Sari 2021 exercise involved 9 ships, 5 fast combat boats, 1 submarine, 2 TLDM Super Lynx, 4 TUDM aircrafts and 2 MMEA (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency – Coast Guards) assets.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the Minister of Defense, was also informed that in order to ensure the smooth running and guarantee of the operation area, the means involved are ready in advance and have been at sea for a long time.

He also expressed his deep appreciation to the RMN and the country’s heroes for all the sacrifices they have made by staying away from their families to preserve the sovereignty and peace of the country.

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