Royal Malaysian Navy press release
The successful firing of all these missiles on targets clearly demonstrates the professionalism, capability and readiness of the MNR personnel in handling the country’s defense assets.
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense of YAB witnessed the successful firing together with the senior officials of the Ministry of Defense.
The exercise this time involved 1,080 TLDM (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia – Royal Malaysian Navy), TUDM (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia – Royal Malaysian Air Force) and WMPA personnel. The Taming Sari 2021 exercise involved 9 ships, 5 fast combat boats, 1 submarine, 2 TLDM Super Lynx, 4 TUDM aircrafts and 2 MMEA (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency – Coast Guards) assets.
The Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the Minister of Defense, was also informed that in order to ensure the smooth running and guarantee of the operation area, the means involved are ready in advance and have been at sea for a long time.
He also expressed his deep appreciation to the RMN and the country’s heroes for all the sacrifices they have made by staying away from their families to preserve the sovereignty and peace of the country.
About EXOCET MM40
The MM40 Block II as an “over the horizon” anti-ship missile. Exocet, in production since 1972, was the West’s first long range anti-ship missile with “fire and forget” and sea-skimming flight capabilities. Since entering service in 1972, 3,600 EXOCET missiles, in all configurations, have been sold to 35 countries.
MBDA now markets the newer Block III version which features many improvements: It is fitted with a booster and has a significantly extended operational range making it a 200 km class weapon and features open ocean, littoral and coastal land attack capabilities. The new Block III is compatible with Block II launchers
Main specifications of the MM40 Block II missile:
Length : 5,20 m
Diameter : 0,35 m
Weight : 735 kg
Warhead : 165 kg
Speed : Mach 1
Range : 70 km