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  • 6 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Malaysian Navy has taken delivery of its first Keris-class littoral mission ship (LMS). The delivery ceremony for the KD Keris took place at the Wuchuan Shipbuilding Industry in Qidong, China, on December 31, 2019, the navy said. Launched in April 2019, Keris is the first LMS to be built under an RM 1.17 […]

  • 17 March 2014

    Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft are continuing to support the Malaysian coordinated search mission for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.   Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley said Malaysian authorities coordinating the search had re-tasked an Australian aircraft. One RAAF AP-3C Orion yesterday commenced searching the Indian Ocean to the […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Malaysia on August 13 for the start of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019. US ships taking part include the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752), Safeguard-class salvage ship USNS Salvor (ARS 52) and expeditionary fast transport ship […]

  • 23 April 2019

    Royal Australian Navy ships deployed as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force arrived into the Malaysian ports of Port Klang and Langkawi on April 21, after completing the bilateral AUSINDEX exercise in India. HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle are visiting Port Klang, outside of Kuala Lumpur, while HMAS Success is […]

  • 20 November 2015

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) gave a tour to Sailors of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), while in Sepanggar, Malaysia on November 17. The purpose of the tour was to give Malaysian sailors a look into how U.S. submariners live and work aboard […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed a port visit to Sepanggar, Malaysia Aug. 26 while on their transit back to homeport in San Diego. On the first port call of Fort Worth’s journey home, sailors participated in a joint outreach activity with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) to help foster a culture of cooperation and […]

  • 3 April 2014

    Malaysian Navy frigate KD Lekiu is the country’s only naval vessel included in the search and rescue efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, according to Malaysian Defence.   As explained by Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, Lekiu stopped in Perth […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Malaysian shipyard MISC Berhad, handed over the converted Naval Auxiliary Vessel Bunga Mas Lima 5 (BM5) to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) January 22. Once a container ship, the Bunga Mas Lima 5 will now join the RMN’s current fleet that will be deployed to safeguard the safety of Malaysian waters. A ceremony to commemorate the […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces drew to a close during a ceremony on Kuantan Naval Base June 23. During CARAT Malaysia 2013, U.S and Malaysian forces conducted a series of shore-based and at sea training events designed to address […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s second Keris-class littoral mission ship (LMS) was launched in Wuhan, China, by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) on July 12. Named Sundang (with pennant number 112), the LMS is the second of four ships in the class ordered under a RM1.17 billion (approx. US$265 million) contract from March 2017. The initial […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, April 14th to attend the 14th Defence Services Asia and 3rd Putrajaya Forum.   Delivering the keynote address at the Putrajaya Forum themed “Strengthening Security and Regional Stability”, Dr Ng expressed Singapore’s support for the Malaysian Government’s handling of the […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a medical subject matter expert exchange with Malaysian medical and dental officers, Oct. 10. The U.S. Navy conducts professional exchanges with its partners and allies to promote interoperability and mutual understanding. “While we work with the United States on a regular basis through […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba and the Royal Malaysian Navy have concluded the week-long exercise MASTEX 17. The only bilateral maritime exercise conducted between the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy took place at the Malaysian Western Fleet base of Lumut. MASTEX consisted of a harbour phase and ceremony, and a three-day sea […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding a two-day visit to Indonesia on September 16, US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) kicked off maritime training with Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base, September 18. Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia will see nearly 300 U.S. and Malaysian sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), Kasturi-class […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s six new coastal patrol vessels, to be built by Destini Shipbuilding, will be featuring Kelvin Hughes radars. According to Kelvin Hughes, the vessels will be equipped with a widescreen navigation radar display along with the new type-approved 12kW X-Band radar and an S-Band SharpEye™ radar. Equipment for the first two ships was delivered earlier […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and Destroyer Squadron 1 participated in various bi-lateral training events May 10 in the South China Sea with Malaysian air and surface units in support of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation objectives. The strike group conducted a photo exercise (PHOTOEX), a […]

  • 25 June 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted Malaysian distinguished visitors for a tour of the ship at sea, June 24.   The 22 distinguished visitors, including Datuk Abd Rahim Bakri, Malaysian deputy defense minister and Rear Adm. Dato’ Pahlawan Mior Rosdi, assistant chief of staff, operating and exercises, Royal Malaysian […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned its two new training ships, KD Gagah Samudera and KD Teguh Samudera, in a ceremony at the TLDM Lumut naval base on April 26. Thursday’s commissioning ceremony was historic in that it marked the first time the Malaysian Navy commissioned two ships in a single day. The two 76-meter vessels were […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During his time in Malaysia the Honorable Ray Mabus, 75th Secretary of the Navy, paid a visit to Marines and Sailors participating in exercise Kilat Eagle Dec. 16. Mabus, accompanied by embassy personnel and high ranking Malaysian officers, drove from Kuantan Air Base where he arrived by plane to the MEU’s forward operating base in […]

  • 8 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s full-time forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its crew of more than 5,000 Sailors arrived in Malaysia for a routine, five-day port visit, Oct. 7. This marks the first visit to Malaysia for USS George Washington (CVN 73) since relieving the now decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 2008. “[The U.S. Navy] always […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted Malaysian distinguished visitors to see at-sea operations, Oct. 23. The tour familiarized George Washington’s Malaysian partners in flight operations, launch and recovery of aircraft, aircraft maintenance and ship navigation. “[Today’s tour] was very exciting,” said Mr. Shakib Ahmad Shakir, deputy under sect., Malaysian […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Feb. 27. Participants were given the opportunity to embark Bonhomme Richard via an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, tour the spaces and view the ship’s capabilities, […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United Arab Emirates Navy has ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group, French president Emmanuel Macron announced during a press conference in Dubai. Macron’s confirmation comes days after media reports emerged indicating UAE Navy’s interest in the vessels which are turning out to be an export success for the French shipbuilder. In […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia, for a port call April 1, continuing the Navy’s ongoing commitment to theater security cooperation and partnership with allied navies and promoting peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific Region. “I consider it a privilege to visit Malaysia and continue to build our partnership […]

  • 28 May 2015

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a port visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment May 26. The officers and crew of Jacksonville are excited to be in Kota Kinabalu and on deployment in the Western Pacific. For many of the crew, this was their […]

  • 9 August 2012

    USS Emory S Land (AS 39) conducted an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) for a crewmember Aug. 7. At approximately 12:00 p.m., the crewmember, who had suffered a heart attack, was lowered by stretcher into a tug boat arranged by the Glenn Marine Group of Malaysia, a ship’s husbandry group who is a sub contractor of […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Malaysian Armed Forces commenced formally with an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, June 16.   Malaysia has participated in CARAT since the nine-nation bilateral exercise series began in 1995 to address shared maritime security priorities […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Navy divers assigned to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) conducted a coordinated scuba diving evolution with Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) divers April 8. “We were honored by our Malaysian counterpart’s invitation to conduct joint diving operations,” said Chief Navy Diver Jose Castilla. “This was an opportunity to enhance the enlisted side […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Malaysian Boustead Naval Shipyard laid the keel for the Royal Malaysian Navy’s fourth Maharaja Lela-class littoral combat ship in a ceremony on October 31. The keel-laying ceremony for the 111-meter ship was held at Boustead’s shipyard in Lumut, Perak. The yet-unnamed LCS is the fourth of overall six ships in the class which will be built by […]