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Malaysian Defence

Frigates, Oh, Frigates Part III

It seemed puzzling to me that the navy is getting more frigates even though its two FAC squadrons are among the oldest in the fleet.Some of the boats have been in service since early 70s.The last remaining boats of the old Kedah class (Vosper-built boats which were introduced in the […]

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Malaysian Defence

Frigates, Oh, Frigates Part II

The Curse of Local Content With apologies to the POC.The two new frigates according to the DPM will be built at a shipyard in Labuan after the contract is signed with BAE Systems.My first reaction, huh? Have they forgotten the NGPV fiasco so soon?For those unfamiliar with the fiasco, the […]

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Malaysia -RMN

Frigates, Oh, Frigates

SHAH ALAM:It is now confirmed, RMN is getting two more frigates to supplement the KD Jebat and KD Lekiu. The new frigates is will be a derivative of Jebat and Lekiu, but with a different sort of missiles and combat systems. Probably a new gun too, most likely the Oto […]

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Malaysian Defence

One Man Turret or A Cheaper Armoured Car?

PETALING JAYA There was a video shot of Malaysian peacekeepers in action in Timor Leste recently and shown by the local TV. What was interesting about the video was when the Malaysians who were riding in a Condor which stopped in between several wooden houses (I believed it was a […]

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Malaysian Defence

AEW: RMAF, MAS and PMB

For almost two decades now, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) have identified the need for the AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) aircraft( or AWACs if you like the older American term) to bolster the country‚Äôs air defence.The lack of funds has always been the reason for the Govt […]

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Malaysian Defence

AIROD: To be or not to be

I was wondering when Airod will pop-up on these pages after the amount of ink spilled on the matter over the years.As usual Airod came into the picture with another round of talk that it will change hands (as in previous times) as speculated in the local paper today.Will it […]