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1Malaysia

Better Late Than Never

[singlepic id=22 w=320 h=240 float=left] KUALA LUMPUR: Sorry for the late update but as mentioned above its Better Late Than Never! The SLEP for the Kasturi which was first announced publicly at Lima 2007 has finally been given the go ahead. It was supposed to start last year but as […]

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Defence Shows

Chinese Made Trainer Debuts at Maks 2009

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=left] KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese made advanced jet trainer Falcon L-15 developed by China‚Äôs Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group appeared in the Russian International Air Show, being held starting on August 18. The manufacturer claimed that the Falcon has a pneumatic platform with a three-axle and four-redundancy […]

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Malaysian Defence

Russia Buys 64 Flankers for US$2.5 billion

KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the story below, it appears that we overpaid for our 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM (US$900 million). The price for the 64 plane Russian deal (US$2.5 billion) was the same originally quoted for the Super Hornet, which include training and support of course. From Ria Novosti Russia’s Defense […]

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1Malaysia

Kementah August Tender (Aug 1 to Aug 17)

KUALA LUMPUR: Listed below is the procurement tenders issued from Aug 1 to Aug 17 by the Ministry of Defence. Further reading. Tenders Advertised on 14 Aug,2009 1) KP(PERO 2)A/T 315/2009 Closing Date 08.09.09 Cost of Tender Documents: 50.00 Pembekalan dan Penghantaran Alatganti Serta Perkhidmatan Senggaraan Bridge Shiphandling Simulator Untuk […]

Malaysian Defence

Irkut Says Flankers Ready for Delivery

KUALA LUMPUR: The press release from Irkut Corporation below is self-explainatory. It appears that Irkut is eager to have all 18 Flankers delivered to RMAF before Lima 09. Of course they would as it would free them to speak on other matters instead trying to explain why the delay in […]

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1Malaysia

Cost of Arms in the Real World

KUALA LUMPUR: Listed below are the cost of arms in the real world. Yes, there are other sellers, which offer cheaper prices but we do not have comparative figures for check and balance. The list below are the notification made to the US Congress by the Defence Security Cooperation Agency […]

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1Malaysia

Want to join the Malaysian Armed Forces?

KUALA LUMPUR: ON occasions, Malaysian Defence have received queries on how and when the Armed Forces are recruiting officers and men for the three services. I believed I had directed to these queries to the appropriate channels and hopefully these people are enjoying their stint in the armed forces. Well, […]

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Malaysian Defence

Aludra UAV to be launched Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite his reservations, it appears that the Defence Minister has approved the serial manufacture of the made-in Malaysia UAV, the Aludra. The UAV manufactured by CTRM subsidiary company, Unmanned Systems Technology Sdn Bhd, is already being tested under operational conditions in Sabah (see Bernama story below). But it […]