Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Typhoon and Rafale

SHAH ALAM: TYPHOON or the Rafale? With the visit of the French Defence Minister to Malaysia coming so soon (this Sunday Aug 30, 2015), on the heels of the visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne I thought it would be timely to […]

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Malaysian Army

Give Priority to National Security

MERSING: The Sultan of Johor, the Colonel-Commandant of the Special Forces Group – Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) – call on the government to give priority to national security and defence. He said the leadership’s action in the past few years appeared as if they treated national security as low priority […]

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Malaysian Defence

OODA Loop and Network Centric Warfare

A Guest Post by Ferret SHAH ALAM: USAF Col John Boyd’s Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action (OODA) loop anchors much of the principles and arguments found in the ‘Network-centric battlefield’ discourse. In essence, Boyd’s loop deals with one’s ability to stay ahead of the adversary and thus dictate the tempo of engagement, thereby increasing […]

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Malaysian Army

Arming the AW109s: the Easy Way

SHAH ALAM: THE Philippine Navy (PN) has taken the normal route or the easy way in weaponising or arming its AW109 helicopters unlike our own Malaysian Army. They simply used gun pods which is already certified for the helicopter by the manufacturer. According to a Janes report, the two of […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Fulcrum and Retirement

SHAH ALAM: IN my post about the RMK11, I mentioned the political considerations as one of the reasons for the retirement of RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrum fleet. Without approved funding in RMK11, the Fulcrum will simply grind out of service without any fanfare. However as I had reported (the post is […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Logic Or….

SHAH ALAM: IN his response to the news that Brunei will transfer its four Sikorsky S-70A Blackhawks to RMAF, Azlan wrote: “By logic, ownership of the 2 S-70As should be transferred from the PMs Department to the RMAF, to add to the 4 former RBAF examples. I am not it […]

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Malaysia -police

PDRM’s new Air Wing base in Subang

SHAH ALAM: Like other units based at the Sg Besi (Sempang) airport, the PDRM Air Wing Unit is moving out as the land there had been earmarked for re-development. The Sg Besi base was the Air Wing’s main operating base in the peninsula apart from the training base in Ipoh. […]

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Kementerian Pertahanan

Malaysia signed deal for UK-made SAMs, Part II

SHAH ALAM: Weststar Group has officially announced the Starstreak deal as reported exclusively on Malaysian Defence on Thursday. The release however did not reveal the cost of the programme nor the numbers involved. It did not even mentioned that the Starstreak LML launchers will be fitted to the GK-M1 Weapon […]