– Defense News – Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have officially marked the launch of trilateral air patrols over the troubled waters of the Sulu Sea.
– Defense World – Japan is looking to gift its decommissioned military patrol aircraft P-3Cs to Malaysia to help the South East Asian country effectively guard the South China Sea.
– USNI News – Malaysian military officials are disputing a claim made in Chinese state media that three People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships conducted a Jan. 26 patrol around James Shoal — 58 miles off the coast of the island nation.
–Navy Recognition – The latest updates on the Malaysian LCS program.
– Defense Technology International – DCNS, through its local partner in Malaysia, Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), has won its first export contract for a Gowind ship. The €2.14 bn deal has been signed by BNS with the Malaysian government for six Gowind-class corvettes, the biggest of the Gowind family developed on its own funds by the French military naval systems group.
– BBC – Malaysia says its navy commandos have foiled an attempted hijacking of a ship in the Gulf of Aden, rescuing 23 crew and capturing seven Somali pirates.
Defense Technology International – Malaysia Takes Delivery of Its First Ever Submarine
Malaysia took delivery today of its first ever submarine: a Scorpene built by French military shipyard DCNS in partnership with Spanish shipyard Navantia.
BBC – Malaysia is sending three navy ships to the coast of Somalia to protect merchant vessels from piracy.
New Straits Times – The Royal Malaysian Navy is looking at acquiring the capability of protecting its two Scorpene diesel-electric submarines.
Bernama – A look at the training required to take the Malaysian Navy’s new submarine, the Agosta-class Ouessant, to sea.
Bernama – Life aboard the Ouessant, the Agosta-class submarine used by Malaysia’s first batch of submariners for initial training.
New Straits Times – The navies of Malaysia and Indonesia today pledged to avoid a recurrence of last Friday’s incident in which two warships brushed sides while patrolling disputed waters near Pulau Sipadan.
New Strait Times – Malaysian naval ships will continue patrolling the disputed maritime border in the Sulawesi Sea.