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Defence Minister witnessed Successful Exocet Firing at RMN Exercise TAMING SARI 21/2022

LUMUT, 22 May 2022 – The Chief of Defence Force, General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang RMAF accompanied the Senior Minister of Defence, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to witness the implementation of Exercise TAMING SARI Series 21 of 2022 which is also a missile firing exercise conducted by the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Apart from that, it is also the culmination of the Operational Sea Training Exercise West (OSTEX WEST) 1/22 which was implemented from 16 to 20 May 2022 involving the assets of the RMN Fleet.

In total, this TAMING SARI Exercise has involved 1,250 personnel from the RMN, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). Meanwhile, in terms of assets, it has involved 10 ships, 5 Fast Combat Boats (FCB), 3 RMN aircraft, 3 RMAF aircraft and 2 MMEA aircraft.

Exercise TAMING SARI Exocet MM40 Firing.
KD Lekir in Exercise TAMING SARI successfully launching Exocet MM40 missile.

In todayโ€™s firing, the EXOCET MM40 missile was launched from KD LEKIR in the waters of the North Melaka Strait and exactly on target.

The success of this missile firing also proves the ability and expertise of the RMN personnel, especially in handling
national defence assets which play a role in ensuring national waters remain safe and sovereign.

Also witnessing the exercise were the Deputy Minister of Defence, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, the Chief of Navy and the Chief Air Force.

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LUMUT, 22 Mei 2022 – Panglima Angkatan Tentera, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM mengiringi Menteri Kanan Pertahanan, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein bagi menyaksikan perlaksanaan Eksesais TAMING SARI Siri 21 tahun 2022
yang juga merupakan eksesais penembakan misil yang dikendalikan oleh Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia .

Selain itu, ia juga adalah merupakan kemuncak kepada Operational Sea Training Exercise West (OSTEX WEST) 1/22 yang telah dilaksanakan mulai 16 hingga 20 Mei 2022 melibatkan aset-aset Armada milik TLDM.

Secara keseluruhannya, Eksesais TAMING SARI ini telah melibatkan 1,250 warga TLDM, Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) dan Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM). Manakala daripada sudut aset, ia telah melibatkan 10 buah kapal, 5 buah Fast Combat Boat (FCB), 3 pesawat TLDM, 3 pesawat TUDM dan 2 pesawat APMM.

Dalam penembakan hari ini, misil EXOCET MM40 telah dilancarkan dari KD LEKIR
di perairan Selat Melaka Utara dan tepat mengenai sasaran yang ditetapkan.

Kejayaan penembakan misil ini sekaligus membuktikan keupayaan dan kepakaran warga TLDM khususnya dalam mengendalikan aset
pertahanan negara yang berperanan dalam memastikan perairan negara kekal selamat dan berdaulat.

Turut sama menyaksikan eksesais ini adalah Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan, Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pertahanan, Panglima Tentera Laut dan Panglima Tentera Udara.



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