US Navy & Coast Guard Take Part in MTA 2019

August 14, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019 during an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, Aug. 14. MTA Malaysia 2019 is a continuation of 25 years of maritime engagements between the U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy serving to enhance mutual capabilities in ensuring maritime security and stability. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Area Pacific, said that working alongside the U.S. Navy and international partners in this exercise…

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KD Kasturi Fires EXOCET MM40 Block II

July 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The successful execution of missile EXOCET MM40 Block II from KD KASTURI and Sea Skua from SUPER LYNX Aircraft in Taming Sari Exercise 19/2019 in South China Sea proved the highest level of alertness of the RMN since its last shooting in conjunction with the Taming Sari Exercise 2014. The success of the shootings was witnessed by Defense Minister YB Tuan Haji Mohamad bin Sabu, Deputy Defense Minister YB Senator Liew Chin Tong and Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Datuk Mohd Reza bin Mohd Sany who was…

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New Royal Malaysian Navy Training Ships Commissioned

Google Translation Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned (KD) GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA, April 26th at Lumut, officiated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy; Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin, located at Lumut Base Lumut (TPL). KD GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA is the latest training platform in the navy fleet inventory built to meet the requirements of marine training for RMN citizens. Training boats equipped with combat system, radar, navigation equipment and communication as well as the latest and most up-to-date short-range weapons are not just training platforms…

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Contract worth Euro 124M for NSM missiles to the Royal Malaysian Navy

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract worth Euro 124M with the Royal Malaysian Navy for delivery of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to their six new Littoral Combat Ships. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Group’s Gowind Class design. This contract is a follow-on to the agreement announced 9 April 2015 for NSM shipboard equipment. The NSM will be deck mounted and integrated to the SETIS combat management system provided by Naval Group. “This contract provides the Royal Malaysian Navy…

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USNS Washington Chambers Replenishes Royal Malaysian Navy Frigate

USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) with a Royal Malaysian Navy ship in the South China Sea, April 7. The Washington Chambers, a Lewis and Clark-class ship, transferred about 5,000 gallons of fuel to KD Lekiu (F30), a Lekiu-class frigate of the Royal Malaysian Navy. The ability to UNREP Lekiu allows the ship to increase its range and transit further east in support of this year’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC 2018). The U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored RIMPAC exercise, the world’s largest international naval exercise, is…

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Royal Malaysian Navy ships visit Ho Chi Minh City

The missile frigate KD LEKIU and training ship GAGAH SAMUDERA of the Royal Malaysian Navy arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, beginning a four-day goodwill visit to Vietnam. The Royal Malaysian Navy delegation included 254 officers and sailors led by Naval Colonel Mohd Fadzli bin Mod, captain of the missile frigate KD LEKIU. During the visit, they will paid courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee, Naval Region 2 High Command, and meet with young officers at the Middle School on Naval Engineering. They are…

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Kelvin Hughes continues to enjoy considerable success in exporting its maritime systems to Malaysia

Kelvin Hughes continues to enjoy considerable success in exporting its maritime systems to Malaysia. Royal Malaysian Navy Kelvin Hughes was contracted by Boustead Naval Shipyard (via their in-country representative D’Aquarian Services Sdn Bhd) to supply a pair of type-approved, upmast I-Band (X-Band) and E/F-Band (S-Band) SharpEye™ Doppler radars for each new ship in the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) programme. Also known as Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), these six new vessels are of a stealth frigate design with a displacement of 3,100 tonnes. The first radar sets were delivered…

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Chinese embassy says at least 5 rescued form sunken boat in Malaysia

January 29, 2017 (Xinhua) – The Chinese embassy based in Kuala Lumpur said Sunday they were informed by the Malaysian Navy that five people were rescued, including a child, from a sunken boat. Most passengers on board have been found, according to the Consulate General’s office in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah where the boat carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing since Saturday. The boat was sailing from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Mengalum, a popular tourist island some 60 km to the west.

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