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Turkish CEOs Meet PM

SHAH ALAM: Two Turkish defence company CEOs had a meeting with PM DS Ismail Sabri yesterday. The duo were Turkish Aerospace CEO Temel Kotil and MKE CEO Yasin Akdere. They were accompanied by Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Dr. Merve Kavakcı to the meeting held at the PM’s office at Parliament. […]

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TH Heavy in A Pickle

SHAH ALAM: TH Heavy in a pickle. If you read the local business pages, you will be aware that TH Heavy Engineering (THHE) Sdn Bhd, is likely to be delisted from Bursa Malaysia. In fact the shares of THHE have been suspended from the Bursa since December 10. It would […]

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MBDA Marte ER Completes Final Test

SHAH ALAM: MBDA new Marte ER anti ship missile has completed its final firing test last month. The firing took place at an Italian test range in Sardinia. From MBDA: MBDA’s new Marte ER anti-ship missile successfully completed its final test firing at the end of November 2021. Carried out […]

Asean and Malaysia

Keeping Up With The Joneses…Cougars and K9s

SHAH ALAM: Keeping up with the Joneses…Cougars and K9s. The Australian government today signed an Australian $1 billion (RM3 billion) contract today for the purchase of 30 K9 (AS9 Huntsman) 155mm SPHs and 15 K10 (AS10) ammunition resupply vehicles. T It is the biggest military contract between Australia and South […]

Malaysian Defence

Another AW139 For Op Benteng?

SHAH ALAM: Another AW139 for Op Benteng. Back in July last year, the Defence Ministry issued a tender to lease two helicopters for the RMN as part of Op Benteng operations. I did a story on that tender but it appears that the tender was subsequently cancelled. Now it appears […]

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End of An Era?

SHAH ALAM: End of an era. It appears that the GGK counter-terrorism unit will be re-equipped with a new submachine gun replacing its venerable HK MP-5s. The MP-5s are used by the GGK’s CT unit as it preferred weapon though in some demonstrations the operators were armed with the Colt […]

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New RHIBs For VAT 69

SHAH ALAM: New RHIBs for VAT 69. PDRM tier one special forces unit – VAT 69 – is getting four RHIBs imported from Canada. We know that they are getting the RHIBs, courtesy of another quotation notice for a multi-modal operator to ship back the boats, published on Dec. 4. […]


Happy Belated Birthday LCS

SHAH ALAM: Happy Belated Birthday LCS. Yesterday, marked the seventh birthday of the RMN Littoral Combat Ship. Yes its the seventh birthday of the LCS, as Dec. 3, 2014 was the date of the first steel cutting for the LCS at the premises of IHC Metalix company in Amsterdam, Holland. […]

Malaysian Defence

DSA 2022 Launched

SHAH ALAM: DSA 2022. The 17th edition of Defence Services Asia is scheduled to be held at the Mitec exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 28 March to 31st. The show is making a return after it was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein […]

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Funny Feeling

SHAH ALAM: Funny Feeling. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed it participation in the RMAF FLIT/LCA tender which closed last month. The confirmation of the participation of the TAI Hurjet was made by its president Prof Temel Kotil on Nov. 24 to Malaysian media at the opening ceremony of TAI’s […]