Malaysia -RMN

Training Ships Delayed Again

SHAH ALAM: Training Ships delayed again. The never ending saga of the two RMN training ships, PCU Gagah Samudera and Teguh Samudera, continues. I had reported before that Gagah is expected to be commissioned soon and the navy even fixed the date for it, Nov. 14. Two weeks before that […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Exercise Bersama Lima 16

SHAH ALAM: This year’s Exercise Bersama Lima 16 ended on Friday (Oct. 21) with the closing ceremony conducted in Singapore, the host of this year’s event. The fact that Singapore hosted the exercise was the reason given that there was no chance to cover the activities conducted by the RMN […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Down to Typhoon or Rafale

SHAH ALAM: Its down to either Typhoon or Rafale. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein seemed to confirm that the race for the next RMAF fighter is between either the Eurofighter Typhoon or the Dassault Rafale. I am reporting that he seemed to confirm as he did not quite exactly […]

Malaysian Defence

Another Perspective on the LMS

Guest Post by ,,, SHAH ALAM: Another Perspective on the LMS. A lot has been said about TLDM’s 15 to 5 Armada Transformation Programme that includes a new ship concept called the Littoral Mission Ship (LMS). Some points that is known about the LMS requirement by TLDM: – 18 ships […]


Red Arrows Display, Oct 17

SHAH ALAM: The Red Arrows, the RAF aerobatic display team returned to the Malaysian skies on Oct. 17. The venue was the Epsom College at Bandar Enstek, a couple of kilometres down the road from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Due to the low cloud, the crowd at the college, […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Nuri Upgrade Update

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the Nuri upgrade program has started based on the press release posted at the bottom of this post. The first helicopter to undergo the modification is expected to be displayed at LIMA 17, so it is likely work on the example has started or starting […]

Malaysia -RMN

Nav Radars for LCS

SHAH ALAM: The nav radars for the first LCS has been delivered to the Boustead Naval Dockyard in Lumut, recently. The radars are the Kelvin Hughes Sharpeye in the E/F-band (X &; S-Band), industry sources told Malaysian Defence. The nav radars will be be installed on the DCNS-designed panoramic sensors […]