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Defence Contract

Qatar Completes Rafale Deal

SHAH ALAM: IT was reported on Mar 29 that the Qatar and France had completed the deal to buy the Dassault Rafale fighter jet. The deal for the 24 Rafales was completed on the opening day of DIMDEX, a defence exhibition in Doha. From Defence News. “The fighter deal, which […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Thales Starstreak Firings

SHAH ALAM: The Armed Forces conducted the first live firings of the Starstreak VSHORAD system at the Tanjung Logok ground to air firing range near Kota Tinggi on Monday. The firing involved personnel from the three services of the Armed Forces. The Starstreak missiles were from a consignment of the […]

Defence Contract

Philippines Buys ASW Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: THE Philippines Defence Department has selected the AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat ASW helicopters for its navy. Under the deal, the Philippines Navy will be getting two Wildcats for some US$114 million. From the Philippine News Agency (PNA) “MANILA, March 23 (PNA) — The contract for the Philippine Navy […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

O&G Ships for Patrols?

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that APMM is moving towards using idle Oil and Gas (O&G) industry ships to augment its patrol fleet. Not much details on the proposed move yet apart from a tweet by APMM chief Datuk Ahmad Puzi Abd Kahar this morning. I am trying to get more […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Cope Taufan 2016

SHAH ALAM: COPE Taufan 2016 – the biennial exercise between RMAF and USAF – is expected to be held in August this year. Although the exact dates have yet to be officially announced it is expected between mid-July and before the end of August. In 2014, the exercise was held […]


Will There Be LIMA Next Year?

SHAH ALAM: Will there be LIMA next year. It’s about a year before the next instalment of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace show rolls into the picture. However, everyone remained in the dark as when is the exact dates for the 2017 event. And before they could fix the […]

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Malaysia -RMN

The Future RMN Armada

SHAH ALAM: THE LCS and NGPV will be the backbone of the future RMN armada – if the plan proposed by the navy to have only five class of vessels in the fleet – is taken up and fully funded. The other three classes are the submarines, Littoral Mission Ships […]

Malaysia -RMN

Keel Laying Ceremony for 1st LCS

SHAH ALAM: THE keel laying ceremony for the first LCS is scheduled next week, March 8 at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is expected to be the guest of honour. From Wikipedia “Laying the keel, or laying down is the formal recognition […]

Malaysian Army

Army 83rd Birthday

SHAH ALAM: The Army celebrated its 83rd birthday yesterday (March 1) and its obvious its feeling the pain of the current economic downturn though so far the plans announced earlier remained intact. However, the delivery of new assets will be “slowed” down to reflect the challenging fiscal environment. Speaking at […]