Defence Contract

Walk Like The Type 26

SHAH ALAM: Walk Like the Type 26. As the government ponders over the fate of the LCS project, another shipbuilding project goes along and might just beat us to the punch. The project is of course the Royal Navy Type 26 frigate, with work on the first of class, HMS […]


Six FICs For Ops Benteng

SHAH ALAM: Six FICs for Ops Benteng. The Defence Ministry has issued a Request For Bids for the procurement of six Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) for the RMN for Ops Benteng use. The tender came shortly after another RFB for the wet lease of two helicopters also for the same […]


C Etait La Rafale

SHAH ALAM: C Etai La Rafale, It was the Rafale. Back on April Fools Day 2017 I wrote a post – in French no less – that the government had signed a contract for the Dassault Rafales. We did not of course, though we came close in just a few […]


LIMA 2021 Canceled

SHAH ALAM: LIMA 2021 canceled. Its official, LIMA 2021 has been canceled. The Defence Ministry issued a statement today confirming the cancellation of LIMA 2021 scheduled for 16 to 21 March, 2021. The release said the decision to cancel the event was made by the Cabinet at its meeting on […]


Not A Problem

SHAH ALAM: Not a problem. Foreign Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein has been reported in the media as saying that no China coast guard or naval ships have encroached Malaysian waters since 100 days ago, the time he had been appointed to head Wisma Putra. He was commenting on the Auditor […]

Malaysian Defence

RMN To Wet Lease Two Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: RMN to wet lease two helicopters. RMN is looking to get two helicopters on a wet lease for Ops Benteng, the operation aimed at preventing the entry of illegal immigrants amid the Covid 19 pandemic. The request for bids was issued on July 10 and ends on July […]

Defence Contract

What Goes Around…

SHAH ALAM: What Goes Around. It has been widely reported today that an aide to the former Defence Minister has been arrested and remanded by the MACC into allegations of bribery over a maintenance contract worth some RM56 million. The aide was remanded for six days starting yesterday. PKR leader […]


New Names For MMEA OPV

SHAH ALAM: New Names for MMEA OPV. The three MMEA OPVs will not be named after the Royal Towns afterall. Malaysian Defence has previously reported that the three OPV being built by THHE- Destini JV will be named after three Royal towns namely – Kota Bharu, Kuala Kangsar and Seri […]

Malaysian Defence

More OPVs and NGPCs In the Future

SHAH ALAM: More OPVs and NGPCs in the future. The MMEA plans to acquire up to eight OPVs and 14 NGPCs as part of its capitalisation programme, Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin said today. However plans for the new ships will depend on the funding by the government, with the requirements […]