Malaysia- MMEA

Second NGPC Under Trials

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the second NGPC – pennant 4542 – is undergoing sea trials even as KM Bagan Datuk, the lead of the six-ship class – has been officially handed over to the Malaysia Coast Guard or APMM. The handing over ceremony was held at the Destination Marine […]

Malaysian Army

Keris Strike 2017

SHAH ALAM: A reader recently asked why were Blackhawk helicopters in Kluang, Johor. Did we buy the Blackhawks after all? My answer was no, we did not and those helos he saw were probably US Army Blackhawk helicopters arriving/practising in the lead-up for Keris Strike 2017. From the post below, […]

Malaysia -RMN

More Stuff for LCS

SHAH ALAM: With the launch of the first LCS set for Aug. 24, more stuff are now being or have been delivered for the ships of the class. The latest is the underwater monitoring device, which forms part of the ship’s surveillance system. The surveillance system is called NIDAR by […]

Malaysia -RMN

Another Perspective on the LMS

SHAH ALAM: As mentioned earlier, regular commenter and guest writer … has his own views on the LMS. Posted below are his views. A Guess Post by … More details has been released on the LMS since the decision to go for CSIC built ship based on the Durjoy-class Large […]

Malaysia -RMN

Pimp Up My LMS

SHAH ALAM: If you were to read the earlier comments on the LMS post, not much is expected of the class of ships despite what has been said by the RMN. Of course much of that came from Boustead Naval Shipyard’s past performance and also the funding level of the […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Like The Old Soldier

SHAH ALAM: Like the old soldier. Russian state owned news agency reported from Moscow on July 19 that Malaysia had signed an agreement to modernise RMAF Mig-29N Fulcrum fleet. The report Russia, Malaysia Sign Agreement on Modernization of Malaysian MiG-29 Russia and Malaysia have signed an agreement on the renovation […]

Malaysia - RMAF

SLEP For Flankers?

SHAH ALAM: It appears that RMAF is working on a service life extension program (SLEP) for its fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker fighters. The development of the SLEP is being done as part of the 10-year servicing program (10YSP) for Flankers. The development of the SLEP was made public by […]

Malaysia - RMAF

STC For Nuri

SHAH ALAM: RMAF presented the supplemental type certificate (STC) to Airod Sdn Bhd yesterday, marking the official acceptance of the Nuri Upgrade Programme 4. The NUP 4 is the designation for the work to upgrade a single Nuri – M23-37 – with a new digital cockpit. The helicopter itself was […]

Defence Contract

Boustead Subsidiary Hit With Claim

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry is seeking liquidated damages totalling RM147.7 million from Boustead Heavy Industries Corp (BHIC) Bhd subsidiary, Boustead DCNS Naval Corp Sdn Bhd, for breaching its Scorpene submarines support contract. In a filing to the Bursa Malaysia on July 11, BHIC says Boustead DCNS, received a letter […]

Malaysia - RMAF

New Aircraft in Town

SHAH ALAM: New aircraft in town. Airbus brought over a Brazilian Air Force C295 SAR aircraft to Subang this weekend to demonstrate the capability and the potential of the aircraft to Malaysian end users. Among the end user who flew on the are personnel from RMAF, RMN, Malaysia Coast Guard […]