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Malaysia -police

PDRM Getting New Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: THE police took delivery of two AW139 medium helicopters at a ceremony at the Leonardo Helicopters plant at Vergiate, Italy, on May 27. The acceptance of the two helicopters were conducted following a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). According to a release by PDRM, Amongst those present at the ceremony […]

Malaysian Army

Firepower Exercise 2016

SHAH ALAM: THE Army conducted its annual Firepower Exercise at the Asahan range at the Kem Sirajuddin in Gemas yesterday. The exercise was previously called Firepower Demonstration in the past but this year its designation was changed to better reflect its role as the Army’s main live firing exercise. As […]

Airshow

LIMA 17 Dates Confirmed

SHAH ALAM: THE Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2017 (LIMA 17) will be held on March 21 to March 25, next year. The dates for the show was confirmed by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein last week on his official Twitter account. LIMA 17 will be held as its […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Moving On With the Times

ALOR SETAR: RMAF will phase out the Pilatus PC-7 Mk Is for its basic flight training starting next year, said its chief Tan Sri Roslan Saad today. It has already phased out the Alouette III helicopter for the basic helicopter flight training. The Mk Is have been in service for […]

news and commentary

Saab Unveils Gripen E

SHAH ALAM: SWEDISH defence company, Saab unveiled the latest version of its Gripen fighter jet – the E – at a ceremony in Linkoping, Sweden, yesterday. The revamped Gripen E – dubbed the Gripen NG previously – was unveiled at the its fighter plant to an audience of several hundred […]

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Malaysia -Armed Forces

Continue Funding NCO Programme

KUANTAN: Continue Funding NCO Programme. Chief of Defence Forces General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin yesterday urged the government to continue funding the Armed Forces Network Centric Operations (NCO) project though the cost might be high. He said the failure to fund the next phase of the NCO project – Phase 1B […]

Malaysian Army

Army Shooting Team in Oz

SHAH ALAM: THE Malaysian Army shooting team took part in the Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) 2016 held at the Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria last week. The AASAM 2016 is being held at the Combined Arms Training Centre from the 3rd May to the 20th. As this is […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Its Typhoon or Rafale

SHAH ALAM: DESPITE the current travails, it appears that the MRCA programme is inching towards the final stage. And the aircraft shortlisted has been cut to two. Unsurprisingly, the two are the Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale. Industry and ministry officials said although Boeing and Saab are aware of the […]

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Defence Shows

The Other Stuff at DSA 2016

SHAH ALAM: AS you might well be aware off, there were many things on displayed and offered during DSA 2016. As even much bigger outfit did not have the resources to cover them, I barely touched the surface at the show. Anyhow, I covered mostly my advertisers (like other trade […]