Defence Contract

Pylons For The Flankers

SHAH ALAM: Pylons for the Flankers. It appears that the RMAF has finally acknowledged that it will be arming -at least on occasions – its 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flankers with western made bombs – either live or training ones. As you might well be aware, the No.12 Squadron Flankers have […]

Defence Contract

17th Gempita Executive Review Meeting

SHAH ALAM: The 17th Gempita Executive Review Meeting (ERM) was held in Cape Town in South Africa, on May 28th. The ERM is held twice annually under the procurement contract of the Gempita, according to a Tentera Darat post on its social media. The ERM has been held previously in […]

Defence Contract

BNS Gets New Chief Executive

SHAH ALAM: With the LCS project set to resume later this year, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd (BHIC) has appointed a new chief executive to head its associate company, Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS). The new CEO is Azhar Jumaat, the current LCS project director whose new appointment became effective on […]


Lima 2023 Scheduled In May

SHAH ALAM: It appears after a two year absence the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition is set to return, with the 2023 edition scheduled on May 23 to 27.. The Defence Ministry will be co-organising the event with a private firm, Alphine Integrated Solution Sdn Bhd which is […]

Asean and Malaysia

MUH In Kota Kinabalu

SHAH ALAM: MUH in Kota Kinabalu. IT appears that the first two Leonardo AW139 Maritime Operations/Utility helicopters (MUH) have already been delivered to the RMN air wing unit at the Kota Kinabalu naval base in Teluk Sepanggar. This was revealed during the official visit of the Republic of Singapore Navy […]


Comfortably Numb, LTAT

SHAH ALAM: The CEO of LTAT (the Armed Forces Provident Fund) Datuk Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman in an interview with the Edge business daily has brushed aside the criticism over the LCS project even saying that the ships cost were comparable with the ones bought by Egypt and UAE. The […]

defence Industry

Walk Like An Emirati

SHAH ALAM: Walk like an Emirati. Naval Group of France launched on May 13 the second Gowind corvette for the United Arab Emirates. The ship is the second of two corvettes ordered by UAE in 2019. The first ship was launched in December, 2021. The launch of the second corvette […]


New Aircraft For No. 1 Squadron

SHAH ALAM: New aircraft for No 1 Squadron. No 2 Squadron, the unit which operates the IPTN CN-235/220M transporters (and soon MSA) received a new aircraft on May 17, 2022. It is not a brand new aircraft however, as its the CN-225 M44-08 VIP transporter which has been in service […]

Home Ministry

New NTF Commander

SHAH ALAM: New NTF Commander. Vice Admiral Roslan Mohd Yunus has taken over as the second NTF commander taking over from retiring Vice Admiral Aris Adi Tan Abdullah. The handover ceremony took place on May 18 and was witnessed by Chief of Defence Forces General Affendi Buang. NTF was set […]

Malaysian Defence

Truck Cranes For Army’s Sappers

SHAH ALAM: The engineering units of the Army are getting new eight (likely) truck mounted cranes soon. This is based on a MTO tender to ship these cranes back from Japan to Malaysia. As usual, the manufacturer of the truck mounted cranes is not mentioned but it is likely its […]