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Planning For Failure

SHAH ALAM: Planning for failure. Even though the current defence minister said that the ministry will abide by the Defence White Paper 2019 (DWP) and its 2021-2025 strategic plan, both documents remained as talking points only. Yes, I understand that the DWP19 document available on the ministry website, is the […]

Defence Contract

Down to Five LCS only

SHAH ALAM: Down to five LCS only. Newly appointed RMN chief Admiral Abdul Rahman Ayob said today that the government has only approved the completion of five LCS only. He was speaking to the media after giving his first message as the 18th RMN chief. “Originally we were supposed to […]

Defence Contract

Sappers Ready To Operate Truck Cranes

SHAH ALAM: Sappers ready to operate truck cranes. It appears that the Rejimen Askar Jurutera Di Raja (RAJD) is prepared to operate the newly delivered Tadano medium truck-mounted cranes. Some 48 sappers from the regiment have completed the training to operate and maintain the truck-mounted cranes used to set up […]

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Viper 07 Salvaged

SHAH ALAM: The RMN diver team from the Sandakan naval base on January 26 has recovered the Joint Force Headquarters 2 (ATB) RHIB, which partially sunk after it was hit by waves, a day earlier. The seven soldiers on the RHIB were rescued after two hours in the water. The […]

Malaysian Defence

RMN New Leadership 2023

SHAH ALAM: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) deputy chief Admiral Abdul Rahman Ayob took over as the service’s 18th chief today replacing retiring Admiral TS Reza Sany. Prior to taking over the post, Rahman was promoted as admiral from the rank of vice-admiral. Rahman, 59, is the first submariner to […]

Defence Contract

On The Way and On Target

SHAH ALAM: Back on August 4 2020, Malaysian Defence wrote that the Defence Ministry had issued a request for bids for the supply, delivery, and commissioning of “mini” Combat Management System (mini-CMS) for RMN’s fleet of fourteen fast attack craft of three different classes. The FACs are – six Jerong […]