LIMA 2021 – On or Off?

SHAH ALAM: LIMA 2021 – On or Off. There is talk among industry insiders that LIMA 2021 scheduled in March, next year, will be postpone to another date in the year or deferred to 2023 instead. Money or the lack of it brought upon the Covid 19 pandemic and higher […]

Defence Contract

Sarawak Coast Guard On The Rise

SHAH ALAM: Sarawak Coast Guard on the rise. It appears that the Sarawak Coast Guard (SCG) proposed just late last year is set to be stood up soon. With an initial outlay of RM90 million, the SCG will have three patrol boats and 50 personnel for its launch. Bernama reported […]

Defence Contract

ISS Contract to BDNC

SHAH ALAM: ISS contract to BDNC. Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd (BHIC) on June 16 announced its subsidiary company, Boustead DCNS Naval Corp Sdn Bhd (BDNC) was awarded a RM154.3mil contract from the Defence Ministry. BDNC — 60%-owned by BHIC’s unit BHIC Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd and 40%-owned by France’s […]


FLIT Overseas, Updated

SHAH ALAM: FLIT overseas. It appears that a small number RMAF personnel are being trained to become fighter pilots in Ontario, Canada. This is a departure from the normal Fighter Lead In Training (FLIT) programme conducted at Pulatibang 3 at the Kuantan airbase. The training at the International Test Pilots […]

Malaysian Defence

Tender For Bren LMG Parts

SHAH ALAM: Tender for Bren LMG parts. RMAF has issued request for bids (published June 11 and ends July 2) for parts of various small arms which include the H&K P9S pistol and MP5 submachinegun, Remington 870 shotguns and surprisingly Bren 303 Light Machine guns. Also being sought are parts […]

Tentera Darat

28th Army Chief

SHAH ALAM: 28th Army Chief. The Army’s 28th chief took over from his predecessor today. As previously reported the Gen Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi is stepping down as the Army chief today. He is replaced by Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain, who was the Eastern Field Command Chief (EFCC), before his promotion […]

Defence Contract

Boustead Subsidiary Hit With Another Claim

SHAH ALAM: Boustead subsidiary hit with another claim. Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) Bhd’s subsidiary company – Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (BDNC) has received another claim from the Defence Ministry over its ISS contract for the Perdana-Menteri class submarines. The claim is made against the extended ISS contract […]

Defence Contract

California Dreaming

SHAH ALAM: California Dreaming. Despite what I wrote on the previous post regarding the new 11th Squadron, I can say now that the UAS to be delivered soon is not the MALE-UAS being considered for RMAF. It is in fact basically a smaller one, a training tool before the procurement […]


Sukhoi Squadron Now 12th, Updated

KUALA LUMPUR: Sukhoi squadron now 12th. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Samad in his speech for the 62nd anniversary today announced that No 11 Squadron, now operating the Sukhoi Su-30MKM will now be nameplated as No. 12 Squadron. NO. 11 Squadron will now reverted to a new UAS squadron which was […]