Malaysia - RMAF

60th Anniversary RMAF-RAAF Relations

BUTTERWORTH: 60th Anniversary RMAF-RAAF Relations. RMAF and RAAF jointly held a parade at the Butterworth airbase here today to mark the 60th anniversary of the latter’s operation in Malaysia. Personnel from both RMAF (146) and RAAF (21) took part in the parade which were inspected by Gen Affendi Buang and […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets, Plan B

SHAH ALAM: Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets. Actually one could add legacy Hornets as well but that’s a mouthful for a headline. As you are aware the French Air Force (FAF) is sending three Dassault Rafales for a tour of Southeast Asia in mid August or early September. Apart from […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

New Chief, Plan B, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: New Chief, Plan B, Sort Off. Former National Defence University (UPNM) vice chancellor and Army Chief Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin officially took over as the 20th Armed Forces Chief or Chief of Defence Force today (June 20, 2018). Zulkifli took over from Gen Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS As Well, Plan B Shorts

SHAH ALAM: MRSS as well, Plan B Shorts. In Malaysian Defence polls, the most favored MRSS design was the Damen Enforcer beating the Makassar class and the China made LPD. And it seemed that the MRSS was the next ship to be build under the RMN’s 15 to 5 plan […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Rafales and MKIs Coming To Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Rafales and MKIs. It appears that apart from Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, French Air Force (FAF) Rafales are also expected to visit Malaysia this year. Like the IAF, the FAF contingent is coming to Malaysia after taking part in the Exercise Pitch Black. Pitch Black is […]

Malaysia -RMN

Plan B, Whither The LMS?

SHAH ALAM: Plan B, Whither the LMS? As it appears that the LMS contract will be honoured, PM Tun Mahathir Mohammad yesterday announced that a committee has been set to look into the government processes. The Investigative Committee of Administrative Affairs, Procurement and Finance will be headed by former auditor-general […]


Back To The Future

SHAH ALAM: Back to the future. It appears that the marine police will likely roll back its operations and return to its authorised role entrusted to it in June, 2011 to patrol up to the shoreline, rivers, islands and lakes. Although the police has not officially announced that the marine […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Holding Pattern

SHAH ALAM: Holding Pattern. It appears that every planned procurement programme under RMAF – and likely the other services as well – has been put off for the time being as the new Pakatan Harapan government seeks to stabilize and improved country’s financial position. RMAF chief Gen Affendi Buang in […]