China delivers first littoral mission ship to Malaysia

January 20, 2020 – China’s shipbuilding giant has delivered the first of four littoral mission ships (LMS) to the Royal Malaysian Navy, marking the high-level military cooperation between China and Malaysia, analysts said on Wednesday. The Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, delivered the ship, named Keris, to the Royal Malaysian Navy on Tuesday at a…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports the Royal Malaysian Navy’s mission

November 15, 2019 – The Royal Malaysian Navy’s Lekiu-class frigates, KD Jebat and KD Lekiu, are the most modern surface ships of the service, serving in the 23 Frigate Squadron. To ensure seamless connectivity and support the mission, Rohde & Schwarz has delivered and commissioned its NAVICS IP integrated communications system (ICS) into the Lekiu-class frigates of the Royal Malaysian…

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Surviving Relatives of Looted War Graves Meet With Defense Minister

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The relatives of the sailors who died in the Java Sea and near Malaysia were informed about the 2 research expeditions into the missing shipwrecks. This happened during a modest meeting of the Ministries of Defense, Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs. Underwater archaeologist Martijn Manders took the relatives in his presentation to…

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Boxer ARG Completes Exercise Tiger Strike

October 7, 2019 – Marines and sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in exercise Tiger Strike Oct. 2-5, across several training locations in Malaysia to promote integration and interoperability between the U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF). Marines and Sailors from the Boxer ARG/11th MEU and the MAF conducted joint exercises…

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Goa Maritime Conclave– 2019 Inaugurated

October 4, 2019 – The Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2019 was inaugurated by the National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, at Goa on 4th October 2019. Inaugurating the conclave, which was conducted by the Naval War College, the NSA, during his key note address brought out that the Sea, Cyber, Space are areas which would pose both opportunities and challenges…

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Visit of Indian Naval Ships to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

September 12, 2019 – As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific, Indian Navy ships Sahyadri and Kiltan made a port call at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia today, for a days visit from 12 – 15 Sep 19. The ships are part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command under the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern…

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Indo-Pacific Maritime Forces Kick off 18th SEACAT Exercise

August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from 10 Indo-Pacific partner nations began the 18th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore, Aug. 19. The goal of the SEACAT exercise is to bring together regional partner nations to engage in “real world, real time” training designed to enhance partner nation ability to communicate, coordinate…

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Netherlands and Malaysia Investigate Fate of War Grave Submarines

July 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The wrecks of the submarines KXVII and O16 have disappeared. That was the message from the expedition team that in recent weeks visited the location of the war wrecks off the coast of Malaysia. Yesterday the team returned. The commitment of the experts followed from earlier cooperation agreements between the Netherlands and Malaysia, which…

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USS Pioneer Visits in Kota Kinabalu

June 26, 2019 – USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for a port visit, June 26. During the visit, Pioneer sailors will engage in community relations events with Madrasah Al-Hikmah School for Stateless and Marginalized Children and Etania School for the Stateless Children. In May, sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) visited the…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Force returns to Australia

May 26, 2019 – The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force has returned to Australia following a three-month regional engagement mission to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra will anchor off Darwin tomorrow, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint Operations, Air…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Kuching for Pacific Partnership

March 28, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Kuching, Malaysia as part of Pacific Partnership 2019, March 27. Malaysia has participated each year since Pacific Partnership began in response to the December 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of South and Southeast Asia. The mission has evolved over the years…

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INS Kadmatt at Langkawi, Malaysia to Participate in LIMA-19

March 26, 2019 – Indian Navy’s frontline ASW corvette, INS Kadmatt arrived at Langkawi, Malaysia on a seven days official visit on Monday 25 Mar 19. The ship is scheduled to participate in the 15th edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA-19 during the visit. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command…

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US Navy Arrives in Langkawi for LIMA 2019

March 24, 2019 – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived in Langkawi, March 25, ahead of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition. U.S. Navy ships have visited Malaysia for decades, and this visit during LIMA is part of a regular series of port visits, exchanges and exercises…

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USS Ashland Arrives In Kota Kinabalu

February 23, 2019 – USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a port visit, Feb. 23 as they continue working to strengthen regional partnerships. Since the first American ship, USS Bennington, visited Sabah in Sandakan on June 28, 1899, U.S. Naval vessels have continued their goodwill missions and worked to build capacity and interoperability with Malaysia. In…

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Greeneville & Emory S. Land reinforce U.S.-Malaysian Partnerships

December 5, 2018 – USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) completed a series of bilateral engagements this week with Malaysian officials during a visit to the region. Both Greeneville and Emory S. Land submarine maintenance subject matter experts hosted a meeting with Royal Malaysian Navy counterparts on best practices. The visit was…

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