DSA2024: RMN New 15-to-5, Not…

SHAH ALAM: In his speech for the RMN 90th anniversary, RMN chief Admiral Rahman Ayob said the new 15-to-5 plan is expected to be unveiled at DSA 2024. However, I have been told that the launch has been postponed. Why? According to the people who spoke to Malaysian Defence the […]

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RMN New 15-to-5 Plan

SHAH ALAM: The re-alignment of the RMN 15-to-5 plan means the service will have two more classes of ships, which had not been mentioned in the old one. The two classes are designated as the support group – four mine-hunters and two hydrographic ships. It must be noted under the […]

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More Mortars for the Army, May 2024. Updated

SHAH ALAM: Back in June 2023, Malaysian Defence reported that the Army took delivery of fourty-eight 81mm mortars. The mortars which were procured under a tender published in 2019 which were to be supplied together with a transporter. The number of mortars to be supplied is seventy-two which means the […]

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ISS Contract for BHIC’s Subsidiary

SHAH ALAM: BHIC Submarine Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (BSES) has been awarded the LOA for an expansion of the Scope of Work and additional Contract Ceiling Price for the In-Service Support Interim for the Royal Malaysian Navy Prime Minister Class Submarines. The LOA is RM43.6 million, said BHIC in a […]

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More ATVs for the Army, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Early last month, Malaysian Defence wrote that the Army’s Ordnance Division issued three separate quotation notices to supply ten of the ATV for units conducting border patrols in the northern peninsula, Sabah, and Sarawak – for a total of thirty. This was the same reason the division issued […]

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Cloudy with No Black Hawks in Sight

SHAH ALAM: Malaysian Defence in previous three postings had written on the headwinds in the introduction of the four Black Hawk helicopters leased for the Army’s Air Wing or Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD). The contract for the four helicopters was signed at LIMA 2023. The current forecast is now […]