Malaysia -RMN

KD Rencong

KOTA KINABALU: The fourth and the last LMS, KD Rencong was commissioned into RMN service here today (January 28, 2021). The ceremony was conducted by RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany who read out the commissioning declaration before handing it over to the Rencong first CO, Commander Khairuddin Ahmad. Like her […]

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New Leads in LCS Investigations

SHAH ALAM: New leads in LCS investigations. Local media is reporting that the MACC has discovered new leads in its investigations into the LCS procurement and its contract. The MACC arrested two men, one 79 and the other 49, to help investigations into the case, Bernama reported. From FMT. PETALING […]

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Radio Mods For Rencong

SHAH ALAM: Radio mods for Rencong. As predicted last October, Rencong will have a new U/VHF radio, just like her sister ships, KD Keris; KD Sundang and KD Badik. This is based on a tender notice published in the Eperolehan website on January 24 which said PEMBAIKAN RADIO V/UHF LMS […]

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RMAF Leased AW139s In Service

SHAH ALAM: RMAF has quietly took delivery of two Leonardo AW139 medium twin engine helicopters to replace the now retired Nuri fleet. The helicopters -leased from Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd – according to the RMAF was delivered to the No.3 Squadron at Butterworth on December 4 last year. The […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses… Pohang class corvette

SHAH ALAM: The Joneses…Pohang class corvette. IT appears that the South Korean Pohang class corvette has or will become the standard type of these vessels for Asean navies, with three already in service with Vietnam (two) and the Philippines which already has one with another to be transferred soon. Indonesian […]

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Imported VHF Section Radios

SHAH ALAM: Imported VHF Section radios. Back in LIMA 2019, Sapura Thales Electronic Sdn Bhd (STE) launched a new military VHF radio, the TRC 5200. The company said the new generation section VHF radio, was fully designed and developed in Malaysia by STE and will be available in the market […]

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MD530G LSAH Finally Coming Home

SHAH ALAM: MD530G LSAH Finally Coming Home. Some six years after they were contracted, the Malaysian Army MD Helicopters MD-530G Light Scout Attack Helicopters (LSAH) are finally on their way home. MD Helicopters announced that the army had taken initial acceptance of the six LSAH and it will be in […]

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Coming Home, UpDated

SHAH ALAM: Coming home. Back in September, 2020, I wrote about some tenders for munitions/explosives being sought by the Army. The items being sought were 120mm rifled mortar rounds, bangalore torpedoes and plastic explosives. What I did not know was that the tender for the 120mm mortar rounds was subsequently […]