SHAH ALAM: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) successfully conducted an integrated missile firing exercise today.
According to a Press statement datelined Kota Kinabalu, the exercise was conducted between 9am to 11am at the South China Sea and all missiles fired by the RMN and RMAF assets hit their intended targets at the range and time that was planned.
In the exercise, frigate KD Lekiu fired a Seawolf missile at a towed air target TGX-2. Meanwhile, KD Kasturi fired a MM-40 Exocet missile, a Seaskua missile was launched by a Super Lynx helicopter while a KH-31 missile was fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKM missile from RMAF. The missiles were aimed at a single surface target.
According to the release, this was the first time, the SU-30MKM had fired a missile since it entered RMAF inventory in 2007. The missile firing exercise is part of the tri-service Ex Angsa 9/2014 which started on Sept 1 and ends on Sept 15.
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