Asean and Malaysia

Brunei’s first two C295 enter service

SHAH ALAM: Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) on February 14 inducted into service its first two C295W medium tactical transport aircraft. Brunei ordered four C295s in 2022 though it is unclear when the other two aircraft will be delivered. Brunei joined four other countries in Asean – Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand […]

Asean and Malaysia

STAR Team On Point

SHAH ALAM: MMEA’s Special Task and Rescue Team (STAR) was instrumental in the seizure of an Iranian flagged oil tanker on July 7. The oil tanker MT Arman 114 was suspected of involvement in the illegal transshipment of crude oil to another vessel without a permit, the Indonesian Coast Guard […]

Asean and Malaysia

Eagles Engines For Indonesian Vipers

SHAH ALAM: Japan is considering exporting used F15 engines to Indonesia, Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported on June 18. It reported that used F-15 fighter jet engines are being considered for export to Indonesia, according to several government sources. The idea is for these engines from Air Self-Defence Force F-15s to […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Pinoys Get Six More NC-212Is

SHAH ALAM: Indonesian state-owned PT Dirgantara today signed the contract to supply six NC212I twin engine transporters with the Philippines Department of National Defence (DND). Both parties also signed the maintenance contract for the two NC-212I already in service with the Philippines Air Force (PAF). The contract signing for the […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Vipers and Chinooks For Pinoys?

SHAH ALAM: Vipers and Chinooks for Philippines. The Philippines may well be getting a dozen or so F-16 fighters and Chinook heavy lift helicopters soon, based on recent statements coming out from Washington. The statement (edited for brevity): US Secretary of State Blinken, US Secretary of Defense Austin, Secretary of […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses… SG New MRCV

SHAH ALAM: ST Engineering Marine Ltd is expected to deliver the first of six Multi-Role Combat Vessels (MRCV) to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) by 2028, it was announced on March 27. Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its subsidiary, ST Engineering had received the contract for […]

Asean and Malaysia

SG Transfers First of Two PVs To Brunei

SHAH ALAM: The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has transferred the first of two Fearless class patrol vessels to the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) in a ceremony at the Changi naval base on March 15. The As Siddiq left for Brunei following the handing over ceremony. From the pictures of […]

Asean and Malaysia

More Berretta Sub-Gun In Service

SHAH ALAM: More Berretta PMX sub-machine guns in service. It appears that the RMN Special Forces Unit – Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal) is also operating the Berretta 9mm PMX sub-machinegun. This was revealed when at least three Paskal operators taking part in the joint Malaysian-Indonesian exercise (Latgabma Malindo Darsasa) were […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Jones…SG Buys More F-35s

SHAH ALAM: On the same day, that Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced it had won the FLIT-LCA tender for the RMAF, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced it was buying eight Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter adding to the four it had already procured. Ng told Singapore […]