MRCA: Updates, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: YES its a week after LIMA, I am only starting to write about the MRCA programme. It is just to show there is not much really moving on the MRCA even at the country’s premier airshow. Three of the MRCA candidates were present at LIMA 2015 but only […]

Malaysian Army

LIMA 2015 Day 4: Not One But Two

LANGKAWI: The Malaysian Army today received two Nuri helicopters from the RMAF marking the start of its Air Wing transition into the troop transport and utility role. The two Nuri -in the very controversial digital camo- spotted the serial numbers M23-01 and M23-31. According to Army Chief Jen Tan Seri […]


LIMA 2015 Day 3: Contracts Confusion

LANGKAWI: Day 3 of LIMA 2015 kicked off with the contract signing ceremony, the true highlight of any airshow. As duly reported previously by Malaysian Defence, the deal for the MMEA’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) was one of the highlights of a rather sombre ceremony. “Please take note that […]


LIMA 2015: Day 1

LANGKAWI: LIMA 2015 opened today with a boom, literally outside the hall but inside its all quiet with one show daily headlining “No Contracts at LIMA” on its opening day edition. A little gloss was added to the show today however through the courtesy of the Fire and Rescue Department […]

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LIMA 2015 2nd Preview

LANGKAWI: AS I did not found out anything significant today, I might as well have a picture update. Anyhow, the biggest news to come out of LIMA 2015 today was the withdrawal of TNI-AU Jupiter aerobatic display team. The six surviving KT-1B aircraft flew off Langkawi around noon, a day […]

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Malaysian Defence

LIMA 2015 Preview – Update 1

SHAH ALAM: WITH two days to go before LIMA 2015 opened its doors officially, I will yet again hazard a show preview. Like previous years, this year’s LIMA will not be the venue for major arms contract signing. Even the Defence Minister has hinted as such during an interview with […]

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Malaysia -RMN

Malaysia Keen to Buy China Warships

SHAH ALAM: The Government remain keens over plans to procure at least two China made warships for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) although the service did not request for it,industry sources said. The sources told Malaysian Defence that the plan to buy the two warships in the works for the […]

Malaysian Army

Army 82nd Anniversary Demo

A Guest Post by AM PORT DICKSON: The Malaysian Army celebrated its 82nd anniversary at Port Dickson on March 7 with a sea, air and land demonstration that brought together some of the most interesting units in the Malaysian Army and support from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. The Event […]

Malaysian Armed Forces

Pimping the M4 Carbine

A guest post by Stanman (repost) A Malaysian Perspective Background The Colt M4A1 was selected to replace the Steyr AUGA1 as the standard infantry weapon for the Malaysian Army in the mid-2000s in the aftermath of collapse of the joint venture between SMEO subsidiary Precision Technologies and Steyr-Mannlincher GmbH of […]