Malaysia - RMAF

First A400M in Seville for Upgrading

SHAH ALAM: RMAF first Airbus A400M Atlas airlifter is now in Seville, Spain, being retrofitted with new capabilities. The new capabilities will allow the aircraft to perform tactical operations with the addition of self-protection systems and equipment for parachute drops, short-runway operation and the ability to refuel other aircraft and […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS On The Horizon?

SHAH ALAM: MRSS on the horizon? At the Indodefence Show last November, Boustead Naval Shipyard signed a MOU with Indonesian-state owned firm, PT PAL, to colloborate on a possible multi-role support ship contract. Following the MOU, I reported that the MRSS project – four of which being sought under the […]

Malaysia -RMN

More on the LMS, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: More on the LMS, Part 2. It appears that the negotiations for the LMS is going well and its expected that the contract (or Letter of Award, the official term) could be signed at the next LIMA in Langkawi this March. The LOI for the project was awarded […]

Malaysia- MMEA

THHE Destini Secures MMEA OPV Contract

KUALA LUMPUR: THHE Destini Sdn Bhd has secured the contract for three offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The contract is worth RM738.9 million, the company said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Jan. 19. From Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: THHE Destini Sdn Bhd has secured […]

Malaysia- MMEA

New Ship for MMEA

SHAH ALAM: New ship for MMEA. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officially took over JCG Erimo PL O2 from Japan Coast Guard, yesterday (Jan. 19, 2016). The handing over and renaming ceremony of the ship – now known as KM Pekan – took place at Innoshima Port in Hiroshima. With […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF 2020

SHAH ALAM: RMAF 2020. In his comments for the Gripen E for Malaysia post, regular reader … stated his preference for RMAF order of battle for 2022. This what he had to say. My personal RMAF vision2022 plan 3000 mil budget 600 mil 4x Bombardier Global 6000 Erieye AEWC, 2x […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Storm of Resolve

SHAH ALAM: Storm of Resolve. As you might be aware, RMAF has deployed at least two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft to Saudi Arabia since March, 2015 as part of the operations to evacuate Malaysians from strife-torn Yemen. Although most Malaysians in Yemen have left the country since the evacuations, the […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Gripen E for Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Gripen E for Malaysia. Back in October, the Defence Minister seemed to confirm that the MRCA selection was down to either the Typhoon or Rafale. However, due to the economic uncertainties, the decision for the MRCA was likely to be made by 2020. At the same function, he […]

Malaysian Defence

Patches Galore for the Army

SHAH ALAM: Patches Galore. At the Army farewell parade on Dec 9, Jen. Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor launched the patches for use on the service’s digital camouflage uniforms. The low -viz patches are produced for the 13 Army formations. As I was not able to make it to […]