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Its LUNAS!

SHAH ALAM: Lumut Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd on January 24 formerly announced that it’s acronym should be LUNAS instead of LNS. The new name came from its rebranding from Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS). The company is now a MOF Incorporated company. The release: Lumut, Perak, Malaysia – 24 January 2024: […]

Defence Contract

Its Lumut Naval Shipyard

SHAH ALAM: THE full privatisation of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) – it appears – has gone through with the company now renamed as Lumut Naval Shipyard (LNS). As part of the deal, the government via its MOF Incorporated Company, Ocean Sunshine Berhad (OSB) – will inject some RM190 million as […]

Defence Contract

Its AW189s for MMEA

SHAH ALAM: The Home Ministry issued the letter of acceptance for four Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopters to Galaxy Aerospace (M) Sdn Bhd today. The issuance of the LOA was conducted by Home Ministry secretary-general Ruji Ubi, the Home Ministry said in a release. Malaysian Defence has posted on the […]

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South African UAVs for MMEA’s OPVs

SHAH ALAM: As OPV1 is patrolling the South China Sea, the fact that the ship will be equipped with an UAS will certainly helped extend its range. In the press release issued by MMEA on the formal delivery of OPV1/KM Tun Fatimah early this month, it was mentioned that the […]

Defence Contract

The Merrier, HMAV and HMLTV

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the Army main procurement programme this year will be the High Mobility Armoured Vehicle (HMAV) and the High Mobility Light Tactical Vehicle (HMLTV). Both are Kenderaan Jenis A or armoured vehicles. Army chief Gen Muhammad Hafizuddeain Jantan confirmed this in an interview with Harian Metro […]

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Its Now KD Sri Sabah and KD Sri Sarawak

SHAH ALAM: The Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned two patrol craft, KD Sri Sabah and KD Sri Sarawak, into service today. Both ships were originally decommissioned from the RMN and entered service with the MMEA in 2006. Both ships were handed back to the RMN in 2020 and after undergoing a […]

PDRM

PGB Awarded to SB Officer

SHAH ALAM: The King on January 17 awarded Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB) – the second highest medal for gallantry – to Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohamad Hasnal Jamil for his sacrifices in the incident at Kampung Simunul, Semporna, Sabah in 2013. Mohamad Hasnal, 42, was the sole recipient of the […]

Defence Contract

Bad Moon Rising, Black Hawk Edition

SHAH ALAM: Back in 2015, Malaysian Defence posted that the armed forces was not getting the four Black Hawk helicopters that were to be gifted by Brunei. The cost of maintaining the helicopters was likely the main reason the government in the end decided not to take up the offer. […]