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 […]