In 1999 25 AGM-84D Harpoon was transferred from United States of America to Malaysia without event a hint to the media. The internet military communities were baffled, the rumour persist and yet no picture of the Harpoon ever released to the media.
All this change in 2005 when a netizen reported having see a RMAF F/A-18 Hornets with a big long white missile underneath its pilon.
Then on Sept 20,2012 a Joint Missile/Rocket Firing called Ex Angsa was launched and for the first time a picture Malaysian AGM-84D Harpoon was taken... hitting and vaporizing a target barge. We cant really imagine the power of these missile until we saw one hitting a target.
The weapon system uses mid-course guidance with a radar seeker to attack surface ships. Its low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory, active radar guidance and warhead design assure high survivability and effectiveness. The Harpoon missile and its launch control equipment provide Royal Malaysian Airforce capability to interdict ships at ranges well beyond those of other aircraft.
In 2006 malaysia bought 2 tactical block II airlaunch AUR missiles at a cost of $2.4 million USD. Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO received the firm-fixed-price contract Harpoon all-up-round (AUR) missiles.
Note that Block II Harpoon missiles incorporate GPS/INS guidance, in addition to their active radar seeker.