Asean and Malaysia

Keeping Up With the Joneses

SHAH ALAM: Keeping up with the Joneses. It appears that Vietnam has taken delivery six out of 12 Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten advanced jet trainers it ordered from Russia in 2020. The order was finalised in late 2019 but only confirmed in late 2020. The delivery of the aircraft have been […]

Defence Contract

MUH Ready To Roll

SHAH ALAM: MUH ready to roll. As pointed in an earlier article, RMN’s Maritime Utility Helicopters (MUH) – Leonardo AW139 twin engine helicopters are expected home soon. A delegation from the Defence Ministry, RMN and the other officials visited Leonardo Helicopters in Vergiate, Italy on Nov. 10, RMN said in […]

Defence Contract

Fire Rescue Tenders For RMN

SHAH ALAM: Fire rescue tenders for RMN. The Lumut naval base fire and rescue department (Bomba TLDM) will be getting two new Fire Rescue Tenders (FRT) or basically fire engines from Austria. This was revealed on Nov. 9 as the Eperolehan website has published an MTO tender to ship back […]

Malaysian Defence

PAT Visits BNS

SHAH ALAM: PAT visits BNS. The CDF General Affendi Buang conducted a tour of the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut on Nov. 9. A release on the Armed Forces Facebook page stated that Affendi was accompanied by RMN Deputy Chief Rear Admiral Abdul Rahman Ayob and other officials. It did […]

Malaysian Defence

Ammo For Keris Class, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Ammo for Keris class, Part 2. Last July, I wrote about a MTO tender for shipping the ammo for the Keris class ships from Europe. I am happy to report that the tender was won by MultiModal Freight Sdn Bhd with a contract price of some RM496,000. After […]

Malaysian Defence

More Whoop….Part…

SHAH ALAM: More whoop… Part…The Army is importing some 24,000 40mm grenade cartridges from South Korea for use with its grenade launchers from the M203s, Milkors and MK-19 grenade machine guns. The order was revealed when an MTO tender was issued for the transport for the grenades was published on […]

Malaysian Defence

Oz Leased AW139s For Army

SHAH ALAM: Oz leased AW139s For Army. RMAF chief announced on Nov. 2 that the service will be introducing four leased Leonardo AW139s soon to cover the shortfall of helicopters following the unofficial retirement of the Nuris. Before anyone says that it is a bad move do take note that […]


Exercise Keris Strike 2021

SHAH ALAM: Exercise Keris Strike 2021. The Malaysian military is holding its first face to face exercise with a foreign military – the US Army – locally after a hiatus for almost 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The exercise is of course Keris Strike 2021 being held at […]

Malaysian Defence

Adnan ACV Costs

SHAH ALAM: Adnan ACV costs. One of the PH MPs responsible for defence and national security sector – Johari Abdul (PKR-Sungai Petani) posed a a written question for the Defence Minister to outline the cost of procurement and maintenance of the Army’s Adnan ACV fleet. He also wanted to know […]