Malaysian Defence

Bullet/Stab Proof Vests For PDRM

SHAH ALAM: Bullet/stab proof vests for PDRM. The police has started distributing a new bullet/stab proof reflective vests for its personnel. As only 800 vests have been procured so far these would be distributed initially to personnel assigned to patrol vehicles or MPV units. The first 100 vests were distributed […]

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Out Of The Blue

SHAH ALAM: Out of the blue. KD Ganyang – pennant number 3504 – has been fitted with a electro-optical turret to replace its obsolete Thomson CSF fire control system. It is unclear when the ship was installed with the EO system though it is likely from June, 2019 onwards as […]

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Turkish Delights To Tunisia

SHAH ALAM: Turkish delights to Tunisia. Five Turkish defence firms has sold $150 million (RM609 million) worth of products to Tunisia in 2020, says Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) Chairperson Ismail Demir says in a Twitter on 24 December. The products, Daily Sabah said include Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) […]

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LMS Classification

SHAH ALAM: LMS classification. The Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) comply with the Rules of Classification of Naval Ship 2016 (RCSNS 16) issued by China Classification Society (CCS), a member of the prestigious International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). What is a classification society then? According to the Maritime Connector, […]

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Everything Still Turns To Gold

SHAH ALAM: Everything still turns to gold. A few days ago I wrote that the government had approved the funding for the RMAF LCA/FLIT project next year. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Abdul Samad however did not revealed the number of aircraft to be funded though the service had proposed the […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Coming Soon OPV

SHAH ALAM: Coming Soon OPV. It appears that MMEA first of class OPV – PCU Tun Fatimah – will not be launch this year. It is likely the OPV -pennant number 8305 – will be launch within the first quarter of 2021 instead. Malaysian Defence has reported that the Home […]

Malaysian Defence

Changes To Army Leadership

SHAH ALAM: Changes to Army leadership. Six months after the change at the top leadership – due to mandatory retirement – the Army has a change of command for its number two. The 24th Army Deputy Chief Lt Gen Hasagaya Abdullah handed over the job to Lt Gen Mohammad Ab […]

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The Final Curtain

SHAH ALAM: The final curtain. It appears that the end is near for RMAF Bae Systems Hawk fleet. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Mohd Samad told a press conference today that the Hawk fleet will not be upgraded. Based on this it appears that the Hawks – the 108s and 208s […]

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More Investigations Into LCS Project

SHAH ALAM: More investigations into LCS project. The Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will call former defence minister DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi early next year for its proceedings regarding the failure of the LCS project. PAC chairman Wong Kang Wah was quoted by Bernama as saying that former RMN chief […]

Malaysia -RMN

Fourth LMS Launched

SHAH ALAM: RMN’s fourth LMS has been successfully launched in Wuhan, China today (Dec. 16, 2020). Like her other three sister ships, the fourth LMS – pennant number 114 – was launched at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WISG) shipyard in Wuhan, the RMN said in a release. Like her […]

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Options Two and Three for LCS

SHAH ALAM: The Cabinet has decided to go forward with options two and three for the LCS project, says Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri told Parliament yesterday. He said the Cabinet had decided to drop option one from the consideration. Ismail had told Parliament in August back that the ministry […]