Malaysia -RMN

Upgrades, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: Upgrades for Kedah class, sort off. In my earlier post, Back to Future III, I mentioned that the Gem Electronica EOFCS will also be installed on another class of ship of the RMN. I can now report that four of the Kedah class will receive the system. GEM […]

Malaysian Army

Latest Gempita Variant To Enter Service

SHAH ALAM: Latest Gempita Variant To Enter Service. The latest Gempita 8X8 vehicle – the Armoured Engineer Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (AENBCRV) – is expected to enter service soon. Since its official acronym is a mouthful, I am going to call it Gempita NBC, when it enter service […]

Malaysia -RMN

Meko A100 Corvette

SHAH ALAM: Meko A100 corvette. As we were busy with LIMA 19, Brazil announced in late March that it had chosen a German/Brazilian consortium as the preferred bidder to build four corvettes for its navy. The consortium Águas Azuis Consortium – comprising ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Tigers In Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Tigers in Malaysia. Four Australian Army Airbus Tiger ARH helicopters are in country, says ADF in Malaysia Twitter feed. The Tigers were flown to Subang airbase on Friday on board two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 transporters. According to the ADF Twitter this was the first overseas […]

Defence White Paper

Palm Oil For Arms

SHAH ALAM: Palm oil for arms. It appears that we will have to resort to barter trade to buy new stuff for the military like back in 1993 and 2003 when we bought the Fulcrums and Flankers, respectively. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said this in an interview on April 19. […]

Malaysia -RMN

Keris Launched

SHAH ALAM: Keris launched. The first of class LMS, pre commissioning unit, Keris – pennant number 111 – was launched at the Wuhan shipyard in China this morning. According to a release by RMN, the Keris designation for the LMS was chosen in honour of its mostly retired Keris-class ships. […]

Malaysia -RMN

Back To The Future III

SHAH ALAM: Back to the future III. In the earlier post Back to the Future I reported that the newly refitted Laksamana class ships did not appear to be equipped with the Gem Electronicca Electro Optical Fire Control System (EOFCS). This was based on the pictures of the ships put […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Cheap, Upgraded Sea Kings For Sale

SHAH ALAM: Cheap, upgrades Sea Kings for sale. The U.S Department is selling up to a dozen refurbished S-61 Sea King helicopters. From The Drive. The General Services Administration (GSA) is already auctioning off the first five S-61Ts – with the U.S. civil registration numbers N107WK, N122WU, N375WS, N575AW, and […]

Defence White Paper

Defence White Paper, Why

SHAH ALAM: Defence white paper. Since the Defence Ministry announced that it was formulating a White Paper, last year, the minister, deputy and officials have try to explain the reasons for it. The ministry has even come up with a graphic to explain itself. Despite this, I believed, the ministry […]


More Moolah For Defence Ministry

SHAH ALAM: More money for Defence Ministry. The Defence Ministry budget for 2019 now stands at some RMR15.4 billion, with an extra RM226 million approved by the Parliament under a supplementary bill, on April 4. The extra money is part of the Operating Expenditure as Defence Minister Mohammad Sabu told […]