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Latest Pictures of Maharaja Lela

SHAH ALAM: Latest pictures of Maharaja Lela. When the PAT visited the BNS last week, MAF Facebook page did not published pictures of any of the LCS hulls including the first one, PCU Maharaja Lela. It published some pictures of the PAT inside the hulls and even KD Kasturi undergoing […]

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First LCS By 2025?

SHAH ALAM: First LCS by 2025? In his wrap-up speech on the budget, Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein told Parliament today, that the RMN will take delivery of the first LCS by 2025. As that was the last line of his speech on the issue, it was unclear if it […]

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Keeping Up With the Joneses

SHAH ALAM: Keeping up with the Joneses. It appears that Vietnam has taken delivery six out of 12 Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten advanced jet trainers it ordered from Russia in 2020. The order was finalised in late 2019 but only confirmed in late 2020. The delivery of the aircraft have been […]

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MUH Ready To Roll

SHAH ALAM: MUH ready to roll. As pointed in an earlier article, RMN’s Maritime Utility Helicopters (MUH) – Leonardo AW139 twin engine helicopters are expected home soon. A delegation from the Defence Ministry, RMN and the other officials visited Leonardo Helicopters in Vergiate, Italy on Nov. 10, RMN said in […]

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Fire Rescue Tenders For RMN

SHAH ALAM: Fire rescue tenders for RMN. The Lumut naval base fire and rescue department (Bomba TLDM) will be getting two new Fire Rescue Tenders (FRT) or basically fire engines from Austria. This was revealed on Nov. 9 as the Eperolehan website has published an MTO tender to ship back […]

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AW139s For Nuri Replacement

SHAH ALAM: AW139s for Nuri Replacement. It appears that the RMAF had decided on the Leonardo AW139 twin-engine helicopters to replace the unofficially retired Nuri fleet. Four AW139s will be taking over the role soon, RMAF chief Gen. Ackbal Abdul Samad said today. Speaking to the media at the closing […]

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The Never Ending Story

SHAH ALAM: The never ending story. Former Defence Minister DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has given his statements to the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee on the White Elephant, the RMN’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project. He gave the statement to the PAC today (Oct. 25). From The Edge PAC chairman Wong […]

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All Dressed Up

SHAH ALAM: All dressed up. It appears another aircraft in the RMAF inventory – the Leonardo MB339CM – is being put into storage. The case for storing the CMs came about from a tender for materials for the storage of aircraft published on Oct. 15 and closing on Oct. 22. […]