12 November 2009
Handalan Class - KD Gempita (Handalan class : Sweden Spica M) is a 43,62m and 268 tonnes full load patrol boat (photo : Speedya)
LUMUT (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) today launched a EXOCET MM38 missile from its Sweden-manufactured Fast Attack Craft Missile, KD Gempita.
A statement issued by RMN here stated that the missile was launched under the command of Lt. Commander Md Zaman Hassan at 10.30am in the Straits of Melaka.
MM-38 Exocet hit a target (photo : Mmail)
"It hit its target and the impact destroyed four containers," it said.
It said the launch of the missile was the highlight of a RMN operational sea training excercise.
The exercise involved six ships - KD Gempita, KD Lekiu, KD Lekir, KD Laksamana Tun Abdul Jamil, KD Laksamana Hang Nadim and KD Laksamana Tan - and a Nuri helicopter.