Defence Contract

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 […]

Defence Contract

More Test Firings For MBDA MMP

SHAH ALAM: MBDA has conducted more test firings of its MMP missile. The company said on 14 December, 2020 that it has carried out the firing of the missile from an Arquus Sabre vehicle. The release. MBDA has carried out the first firing of an MMP missile from an ARQUUS […]

Malaysian Defence

Another Day, Really

SHAH ALAM: The Auditor General in his 2019 report has found various weaknesses and deficiencies in the management of three Defence Ministry programmes, namely the the procurement of the Airbus A400M airlifter; In-Service Support (ISS) contract for the Scorpene submarines and the transfer of units from Simpang/Sg Besi airbase. Unlike […]

Malaysian Defence

Airbus C295 MPA For RMAF Tender

SHAH ALAM: Airbus has confirmed that they had offered the C295 MPA for the recent MPA tender which closed on December 3. The confirmation was made by Ioannis Papachristofilou, Vice President, Head of Sales Europe / Canada for Airbus Defence and Space at the virtual Trade Media Briefing 2020 which […]

Malaysian Army

LSAH To Kuantan

SHAH ALAM: MD Helicopters MD-530G Light Scout Attack Helicopter (LSAH) will be based in Kuantan once it is delivered, Army chief Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain said yesterday. The helicopters will be based at a facility which currently is expected to be completed in June, 2021, just ahead of the helicopters […]

Malaysia -police

Police Wants New Bullet Proof Vests

SHAH ALAM: The police wants new bullet proot vests and night vision gear for the General Operations Force and the marine police. Bukit Aman Public Order and Internal Security Department director DS Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the new vests will replace the current ones which is already 10 years old. […]

Defence Contract

More RHIBs for the Navy

SHAH ALAM: More RHIBs for the navy. The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has taken delivery of 11 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the manufacturer, MSET Inflatable Composite Sdn Bhd (MSET) at the Lumut naval base today. The RHIBs, worth RM8.2 million, were handed over by MSET Holdings Sdn Bhd […]

Defence Contract

This Is The Way

SHAH ALAM: This is the way. It appears that the Gempita production will continue until 2021 as I had predicted about a year ago. The continuing production although limited to a small number of units was confirmed by pictures of the Deftech plant in Pekan, Pahang on December 4. The […]

Defence Contract

See My Way Part 2

SHAH ALAM: See my way. In an earlier article, I wrote that it is likely that we will not see any American equipment offered for both the MPA and UAS tenders. The UAS tender, closed seven days ago on Nov. 26 while the MPA ones closes today. Unless the ministry […]