Malaysia -RMN

Keel Laying Ceremony for Second LCS

SHAH ALAM: Keel Laying Ceremony for Second LCS. Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Johari Baharum officiated the keel laying for the second LCS at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut today. A year ago – March 8, 2016 – a similar ceremony for the first LCS was conducted at […]

Malaysia- MMEA

NGPC Commissioning this March

SHAH ALAM: NGPC commissioning this March. MMEA’s newest boat, the first NGPC- hull number 4541 – is expected to be commissioned next month, days before it is scheduled to take part in LIMA 17. The commissioning is scheduled to be held in a fortnight at Port Klang though I have […]

Defence Contract

Spares for Harpoon Missiles

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia joined the US and eight other countries in procuring spares for the Boeing Harpoon and SLAM-ER missiles. Boeing received a $12.3 million contract from the US Navy to produce the missile spares, the US announced on Feb. 13, 2017. The spares for Malaysia and the other countries […]

Malaysian Army

New Ballistic Helmets for the Army

SHAH ALAM: New Ballistic Helmets for the Army. At the DSA 2016, among others, the Defence Ministry announced an RM45.9 million contract to Usahawan PSE Sdn Bhd, for the supply of FAST ballistic helmets. As I was overwhelmed with  other things, I was unable to get more details on the […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Dutch Upgrading their PC-7s

SHAH ALAM: Dutch Upgrading their PC-7s. As you are aware, the RMAF is scheduled to retire its fleet of Pilatus PC-7 Mk 1 turbo-trainers and its Alouette light helicopters, this year. However, the service have yet to confirm the actual retirement dates though from the look of it, these aircraft […]


Thales Fulmar X at LIMA 2017

SHAH ALAM: Thales Fulmar X is set to make its debut at LIMA 2017, to be held in Langkawi from March 21 to 25. Six of the mini-UAV are contracted for service with the MMEA new generation patrol craft. Thales, in December delivered one Fulmar X mini-UAV to Destini Bhd, […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS On The Horizon, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Days after MRSS on The Horizon posting, I received three comments asking me to check out a report by Jakarta Post that PT Pal will be signing the contract for the ship, this August. I am unable to post the report here, unfortunately, as it is protected by […]

Malaysian Army

Firepower Redux

SHAH ALAM: In several posts on the Army, there were a plenty of robust discussions on how to boost the firepower of our infantry units. It came mostly from postings on how the Army was looking to boost its firepower as a result of lessons learnt from the Lahad Datu […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Sea Trials for First NGPC

SHAH ALAM:The first MMEA New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) is currently undergoing sea trials as part of the work-up for her commissioning into service. The trials are being conducted in the waters around Port Klang though it is likely that the ship – bearing the hull number 4541 – will […]