Maritime Security in Sabah: ESSCOMM on the Rise

CIMSEC – No Malaysian security official that the author interviewed saw any significant improvements in the security situation in the Southern Philippines, and especially throughout Sulu and Tawi Tawi. Despite bilateral pledges of cooperation in counterterrorism, they expect incursions, maritime kidnappings and ship-jackings to continue. And since they have little confidence in Philippine authorities, they know that the onus was on them to enhance security and deter incursions.

Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines target ISIS in trilateral air patrols

Defense News – Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have officially marked the launch of trilateral air patrols over the troubled waters of the Sulu Sea.

Japan Plans To Donate Decommissioned P-3C Patrol Aircraft To Malaysia

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.

Malaysian Navy – No Evidence China Patrolled Near Malaysia

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.

Malaysian Navy – Royal Malaysian Navy Gowind class Corvettes for LCS program to be fitted with stealth 57mm Guns

Navy Recognition – The latest updates on the Malaysian LCS program.

Malaysian Navy – Malaysia Becomes First Export Customer for Gowind

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.

Malaysian Navy – Malaysia navy foils ship hijack attempt, seizes pirates

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.

Malaysian Navy – Malaysia Takes Delivery of Its First Ever Submarine

Defense Technology InternationalMalaysia 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.

Malaysian Navy – Malaysia deploys navy to Somalia

BBC – Malaysia is sending three navy ships to the coast of Somalia to protect merchant vessels from piracy.

Malaysian Navy – Protection for submarines

New Straits Times – The Royal Malaysian Navy is looking at acquiring the capability of protecting its two Scorpene diesel-electric submarines.

Malaysian Navy – Submarine Sonar Operators Play It By The Ear

Bernama – A look at the training required to take the Malaysian Navy’s new submarine, the Agosta-class Ouessant, to sea.

Malaysian Navy – First-Time Submariners, But Adapting Well

Bernama – Life aboard the Ouessant, the Agosta-class submarine used by Malaysia’s first batch of submariners for initial training.

Malaysian Navy – Navies pledge better communication

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.

Malaysian Navy – Patrolling of disputed area will continue

New Strait Times – Malaysian naval ships will continue patrolling the disputed maritime border in the Sulawesi Sea.