Malaysia - RMAF

Down To The Bone

SHAH ALAM: Down To The Bone. In response to the participation of 18 Sqdn in Exercise Pitch Black in Australia, reader Tom Tom asked why RMAF Su-30MKM Flankers were not involved in the exercise. I responded that the 11th Sqdn aircraft are still mostly undergoing maintenance. No numbers were mentioned. […]

Malaysia -RMN

LMS Steel Cutting

SHAH ALAM: LMS Steel Cutting. The steel cutting ceremony for the first LMS was conducted at Sichuan, China today. RMN chief Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman Badaruddin and BHIC managing director Tan Sri Ramli Mohd Nor were present at the ceremony at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industrial Group (WSIG), Shuangliu, China. Kamarulzaman officiated […]

Malaysian Army

NLAW For The Army

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the Army had ordered a batch of Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) developed by Sweden and United Kingdom. This was revealed as the Defence Ministry issued a request for tender to multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to ship the missiles back to Malaysia. Saab NLAW […]

Malaysian Defence

Riding Into The Danger Zone

BUTTERWORTH: Riding into the danger zone. Five RMAF F/A-18D Hornets and a single A400M flew off from the Butterworth airbase here, on their way to Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 2018. They will fly to Australia via Kuching and Bali, Indonesia. The 118 strong RMAF contingent is headed by Col. […]

Malaysia -RMN

LMS Steel Cutting This Week

SHAH ALAM: LMS Steel Cutting this week. The steel cutting ceremony for the first of class LMS is to be held this week. RMN chief Adm. Kamarulzaman Badaruddin confirmed this to Malaysian Defence when met at Lumut for the decommissioning ceremony for KD Mutiara on Friday (July 20, 2018). “I […]

Malaysia -RMN

Mutiara Decommissioned

LUMUT: Mutiara Decommissioned. KD Mutiara, one of two hydrographic ships of the navy was decommissioned today, some 41 years after she was put into service with the RMN. She is the second – though the first Kapal DiRaja – to be decommissioned under the service 15 to 5 transformation plan. […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Keel Laying for MMEA OPVs

SHAH ALAM: Keel laying for MMEA OPVs. Work on the first of class MMEA OPV is apparently going well. The yet to be unnamed ship will be jointly built with her two sister ships as the keel laying ceremony for the second and third vessel expected at the Tabung Haji […]

Malaysia - RMAF

All The Way, LCA, Plan C

SHAH ALAM: All the way LCA. Plan C. It appears that the LCA has become the biggest priority for the RMAF as it seek to recapitalise its fast jet fleet in an austere environment. So much so that any deal for used aircraft will probably be left behind in the […]

Malaysian Army

LKT 2018

SHAH ALAM: LKT 2018. The Army conducted its annual Latihan Kuasa Tembakan this year at the Gemas range over the last one week. The exercise ended on July 12 with the attendance of the Army chief Gen Zulkipfle Kassim. For the occasion, the Army fired two Ingwe missiles from two […]

Defence Contract

Generic RWS, Plan B

SHAH ALAM: Generic RWS, Plan B. As you are aware the Army and RMN (as well as the MMEA) are probably/likely on the look out for a remote weapon station (RWS) for their future vehicles or ships. That said the need for a new RWS is likely higher for the […]