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Royal Malaysian Navy has successfully tested Exocet MM40 Block II and Sea Skua guided missiles


The Royal Malaysian Navy has successfully tested guided missiles via their assets off the waters of the South China sea during KerisMas exercise, held this month.


Royal Malaysian Navy has successfully tested Exocet MM40 Block II and Sea Skua guided missiles KD Kasturi ship (Picture source: wikia.org)


The Malaysian Navy fired Exocet MM40 Block II guided missiles from KD Kasturi ship and the Sea Skua guided missile from the Super Lynx helicopter.

Navy chief Laksamana Datuk Mohd Reza Mohd Sani said the exercise was held between July 1 and July 18.

"The last time such a firing was conducted was in 2014. After five years, it gives us a chance to test the readiness of the guided missiles, missile platform, as well as the personnel assigned (...) The guided missiles were fired, and they were on target."

"While this is not unusual, it is very important to the Navy as it proves our assault capabilities to the public and other countries in the region" he told a special press conference on July 23.

The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The MM40 Block II hhasa range of 72km.

The Sea Skua is a British lightweight short-range air-to-surface missile (ASM) designed for use from helicopters against ships. It is primarily used by the Royal Navy on the Westland Lynx. Although the missile is intended for helicopter use, Kuwait employs it in a shore battery and on their Umm Al Maradem (Combattante BR-42) fast attack craft.