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Malaysia - RMAF

Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Part II

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posting – Selamat Jalan, Fulcrum A Photo Tribute – I stated that the future of RMAF Fulcrums remained uncertain as there was no official word on its future. Recently, the decision to award the squadron colours to the sole Fulcrum unit – No 17 Skuadron […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF CN235 Ditched, Crew Survived

SHAH ALAM: A RMAF CN-235 air-lifter ditched next to the shoreline at Kuala Selangor, this morning. The eight crew members escaped with minor injuries. The CN-235-220M – M44-07 – was taking part in the flypast rehearsals for the Colours Award ceremony scheduled for Monday when it developed mechanical trouble about […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Hawk Upgrades

SHAH ALAM: At the recent Singapore Airshow 2016, Finmeccanica announced that it had secured a contract to provide radar warning receiver (RWR) to the Indonesian Air Force. The contract requires the company to install the SEER RWR on the BAE Systems Mk 209 Hawk of the Indonesian Air Force. It […]

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Bomba Getting Two AW189 Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: At last year’s LIMA 2015, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) director general told the media that the department had been approved for the procurement of two “heavy weight helicopters” under the 11th Malaysian Plan. The aircraft he was referring to, are known in the industry as super medium […]


Singapore Airshow 2016

SHAH ALAM: Singapore Airshow 2016 was launched yesterday amid growing doubts over the aerospace industry as the world braced for an economic slowdown. The clouds hanging over the show did not persist even as the crowd favourite – the aerial displays – did their best to liven up the rather […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Fulcrums Will Go On?

SHAH ALAM: 17th Squadron – the Bats – which flies the Mig-29N Fulcrums is among the four RMAF squadrons to be awarded colours on February 29th. The announcement of the squadron colours ceremony was made through RMAF official Twitter account this afternoon. Apart from the 17th Squadron, the others to […]

Malaysian Army

Second Border Brigade Stood Up

SHAH ALAM: THE 31st Border Brigade (RS) – the second such unit in the country – has been stood up. The official formation of the five-battalion strong brigade to be headquartered in Bintulu, Sarawak, was announced by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein at Lundu, on Friday. “The setting up […]

Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA and Assets

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) is to celebrate its 11th anniversary on Monday and all it wants is newer and a lot more patrol assets, boats and aircraft. The need for newer and more patrol assets had been more acute lately with a series of notable ship […]

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defence Industry

Russian Pitching Continues

SHAH ALAM: ROSTEC Corporation – the state owned Russian company established to promote the country’s civil and defence exports – recently conducted a presentation of naval products to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officials. Among others Rostec representatives highlighted the latest and greatest […]