Defence Contract

Born Under A Bad Sign

SHAH ALAM: Born Under A Bad Sign. When I planned to go to Lumut for the launch of the Maharaja Lela last week, I thought it was a good time to check out the Teguh Samudera, the second of two RMN training ships. The ship was laid up at the […]

Malaysia -RMN

No Quarter

SHAH ALAM: No Quarter. RMN first of class LCS – Maharaja Lela – is expected to undergo harbour trials in late 2018 before moving on to sea trials ahead of her contractual deilvery date in mid-2019. Maharaja Lela – was launched by Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, witnessed by […]

Malaysia -RMN

Dry Launch for LCS

LUMUT: Dry launch for LCS. RMN’s first of class LCS 1 is all set for her launch and naming ceremony, tomorrow (Aug 24, 2017). The ship will be launched and named by Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim at the Boustead Naval Shipyard, here. The ceremony is not expected to […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Have Cake and Eat It Too

SHAH ALAM: Have cake and eat it too. Even as big ticket items procurement have floundered due to funding difficulties, it is at least gratifying to see that the Armed Forces continue to re-stock its armouries and other stuff as well. The amount of items bought from mortar bombs, high […]

Malaysia -RMN

First LCS To Be Launch Next Week

SHAH ALAM: RMN’s first of class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be launched next week at Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut. The launch of the ship marks the countdown into service of the LCS in 2019. The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah is expected to officiate the ceremony on […]

Malaysian Army

Simulation System Inaugurated

SHAH ALAM: Army Chief General Zulkiple Mohd Kassim officially launched the service’s new simulator system on Monday (Aug. 14). The Small Arms and Leadership Immersive Virtual Training Simulator (VIRTSIM) is now fully operational at the Army Simulator Centre at Kem Sirajuddin in Gemas. Due to a conflict in schedule, I […]

Malaysian Army

Army Getting M72 LAW

SHAH ALAM: The Army is getting delivery of a batch of Nammo M72 anti structure and anti tank (LAW) shoulder fired weapons. The batch, supposedly the second one, is awaiting delivery, most likely in Norway, as the Defence Ministry has just issued a tender for a multi modal transport operator […]

Malaysia - RMAF

ISR On The Cheap, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: The Phillippnes took delivery of two Cessna C-205B Grand Caravan ISR planes from the US on July 28. The two aircraft were gifted as part the US strategy to boost the capacity of its allies to conduct counter-terrorism operations. Apart from the Philippines, four other similar Caravan ISRs […]

Asean and Malaysia

Your Time Is Gonna Come

SHAH ALAM: Your time is gonna come. As we wait for the official decision to put back the old soldier back to work, our neighbour in the north is upgrading its F-5E/Fs so it will be able to continue service past 2030. The Thais is spending some $180 million (RM770 […]