Royal Malaysian Navy concludes training exercise in Kuching

Navy ships docked at Kuching Port Authority following the conclusion of the OSTEX EAST exercise. Photo credit: TLDM Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 25: The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (TLDM) Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters successfully concluded its Operational Sea Training EAST (OSTEX EAST) 1/24 in Kuching today.

According to a statement from the Navy Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters, the operation, which began on May 16 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, involved nine surface ships, two combat boats, and a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).


“In addition, the exercise also saw positive cooperation from the Royal Malaysian Air Force with the participation of two HAWK aircraft and an EC725 helicopter.

“This exercise is also a platform for the Eastern Fleet to demonstrate its presence in the waters of the Malaysian Maritime Zone in Sabah and Sarawak to ensure the safety and sovereignty of the waters of Sabah and Sarawak as well as the nation’s maritime interests are always preserved.

“The continuous training of the TLDM in the Malaysian Maritime Zone (MZMM), especially in the waters of Sarawak, also proves the commitment of the TLDM to defend the nation’s maritime sovereignty through a show of presence on a large scale continuously,” it said.

The Operational Sea Training EAST exercise is an intra-TLDM exercise that is carried out periodically with the objective of testing the level of competence of citizens and assets in the Eastern Fleet.

Various training series have been successfully implemented throughout the training covering aspects of navigation training, surface warfare, air warfare, electronic warfare, communication and maritime science. — DayakDaily