Defence Contract

The More The Merrier

SHAH ALAM: Back in August last year, I wrote about a request for bid (RFB) for a total of 301,950 No 5 digital pattern BDUs for the Army, for a period of three years. The RFB itself was a replacement for similar tender for the same number of BDUs, published […]

Auditor General Report

Cabinet Approved Resumption of LCS Project

SHAH ALAM: After waiting for some 29 months and three governments, the LCS project has finally been approved for resumption of work, Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday. In a release issued on April 21, Hishammuddin said the Cabinet at its meeting that day has approved the resumption of […]


Et Tu LMS Batch II?

SHAH ALAM: During DSA 2022, the Defence Minister announced that the government will fund the build of three Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) Batch II equipped with more sophisticated mission systems. This means that the LMS Batch II will be a more capable warship than the gunboats of which the KD […]

Malaysia - RMAF

No. 8 Squadron Now Official

SHAH ALAM: Almost eight months after it was announced, No. 8 Squadron is now the official name of RMAF A400M unit replacing the No.22 Squadron. The announcement for the name change was made on June 1 last year by the then RMAF chief though the actual change only became effective […]

Defence Contract

How Much Is That LCS in The Window?

SHAH ALAM: How much is that LCS in the window? The honest answer is no one knows, really. They didn’t know it when the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) was awarded the Letter of Award (LOA) back in 2011. They still didn’t know when the RM9 billion contract was signed back […]

Defence Contract

What Happened to the NSM?

SHAH ALAM: What happened to the NSM? On April 5, the Australian government announced the acquisition of AUS$3.5 billion (RM11 billion) worth of missiles and mines for its Defence Force (ADF). The weapons are the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) for the Royal Australian Air Force; the Naval […]

Defence Contract

More on the 4X4/6X6 Requirements

SHAH ALAM: More on the 4X4/6X6 requirements. It appears that the 6X6 requirements has been transformed into a mixed 4X4/6X6 project. According to the Shephard, it is due to the lack of money (as usual). From Shephard: The Malaysian Army’s plan to acquire 6×6 AFVs has now transformed into a […]