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Malaysian Defence

UAE choose the M346

KUALA LUMPUR: After years of hesitation (perhaps because they do no want the Hawk and the other aircraft were not ready), the UAE finally decided to opt for the Aermacchi M346 it was announced at the current IDEX 09. The M346 was originally came about from the collaboration of Aermacchi […]

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Malaysian Defence

Sabah Radars, An Update

KUALA LUMPUR: The story below updated our earlier discussion on the Sabah radars. It appears that the first radar transmitter andn its C2 unit is operational. Although the radar system was donated by the US government, the MINDEF is providing the funds for the extra equipment needed. The Bernama story […]

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Malaysian Defence

Land Rovers

KUALA LUMPUR: With the floating of the tender below, Malaysian Defence is guessing that the Land Rover Defender will remain in service in the armed forces, at least until 2020. Even with the seasonal purchases of Vamtacs, G-Wagens and Fords, the Defender remained the numero uno 4×4 in the armed […]

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Defence Contract

Yikes….A400M Woes Part II

KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the story below my earlier guesstimate that the A400M, if we continue with the procurement, will most likely be inducted into RMAF by 2020, may well be correct. Malaysian Defence believes its time to cancel the deal and start looking for other options. We dont have […]

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budget

Second Economic Stimulus Package

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is expected to table a new economic stimulus package, dubbed the mini-budget, at the next parliament sitting. What ever the package will be, it certainly a welcome relief from the troubles in Perak recently. What ever my wish for a life line for the armed forces […]