12 November 2009

KD Gempita Launches Missile in Straits of Melaka

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.

(Bernama)

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