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Malaysian Defence

Happy New Year

PETALING JAYA: Happy 2012 everyone! I sincerely hope it will be a better year for all of us. —Malaysian Defence If you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment

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Malaysia- MMEA

Another Dogfight

PETALING JAYA: Another dogfight. Apart from the MRCA, the most pursued aviation item in Malaysia are maritime patrollers Back in 2008 I wrote a post on the purchase of the CL415s for the MMEA.. I followed up that post with another stating that it would be cheaper for them to […]

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Malaysia -RMN

LCS contract awarded to BNS

PETALING JAYA: It appears I spoke too soon. From the AFP and BSKL announcement page, it appears that BNS has gotten its LOA from the govt to build the SGPV/LCS or frigate. And more importantly the ceiling price has gone up to RM9 billion. Yes its the ceiling price, it […]

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Malaysian Defence

Lima 2011, in Passing

SHAH ALAM: I know, Lima 2011 ended almost a week ago. But I was too busy to do anything about it until now. Anyways actually nothing happened at the show. Only the wonderful flight line – one of the best ever for the Lima series – which featured the debut […]

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Malaysian Defence

Upgrades for the Hornets

PETALING JAYA: It appears that the two upgrades for RMAF fleet are being funded despite the reduction in the budget allocation. Hopefully the second upgrade, for arms, will come through soon. From Boeing: Upgrades will deliver enhanced capability for Royal Malaysian Air Force fleet to remain effective, interoperable with allies […]

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Malaysia -RMN

BNS selects Gowind for LCS

LANGKAWI (Dec 4): BNS has select the Gowind frigate from DCNS for the LCS project. The company is set to display a model of the Gowind frigate at its booth for Lima 2011. However before I left the Mahsuri hall at 630pm today the model has yet to be put […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF Fulcrums with ACMI pods

PETALING JAYA: Pictured below is four RMAF MiG-29 Fulcrum flying in a diamond formation above the Butterworth Airbase on Nov 30, 2011. The Fulcrums are training for Lima 2011 scheduled to start on Dec 6, 2011. What is interesting about the picture is that three of the Fulcrums is carrying […]

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Malaysian Defence

The Great Escape?

PETALING JAYA: Several years back when Lima was held in November (mostly due to the fasting month most of the flight days were either rained out or downgraded due to low clouds. This year’s Lima is being held in December – 6 to 8 which traditionally for Langkawi is a […]