Malaysian-French HADR Exercise
The Malaysian Armed Forces is conducting a five-day HADR exercise with its French counterpart codenamed Eks MalFran this week.
The exercise to be held in the waters off Johor, will culminate in an amphibious landing in Kampung Simpang Penyabong in Mersing. The landing force will be staging from the French Navy’s Mistral class amphibious assault ship (LHD) BPC Dixmude.
Multiple exercises themed, ‘Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)’ are being conducted for five days during this year’s Exercise Malaysia-France (EKS MALFRAN) this year.
The joint exercise involving the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and France Armed Forces (FAF), beginning yesterday, will be held onboard the FAF ship, ‘FNS Dixmude’ in the waters off Mersing, Johor and in Kampung Simpang Penyabong which is located in the (Mersing) district.
Apart from strengthening relations between both armed forces, the joint exercise was aimed at, among others, becoming a platform for HADR Subject-Matter Expert to exchange views