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Born Under A Bad Sign

SHAH ALAM: Born Under A Bad Sign. When I planned to go to Lumut for the launch of the Maharaja Lela last week, I thought it was a good time to check out the Teguh Samudera, the second of two RMN training ships. The ship was laid up at the […]

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Boustead Subsidiary Hit With Claim

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry is seeking liquidated damages totalling RM147.7 million from Boustead Heavy Industries Corp (BHIC) Bhd subsidiary, Boustead DCNS Naval Corp Sdn Bhd, for breaching its Scorpene submarines support contract. In a filing to the Bursa Malaysia on July 11, BHIC says Boustead DCNS, received a letter […]

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Motherships Needed

SHAH ALAM: Motherships needed. The Malaysian Coast Guard has a need for at least two large vessels to serve as “motherships” for its small patrol boats to boost its maritime enforcement duties. MMEA director general Adm. (M) Zulkifli Abu Bakar says the “motherships” if acquired could be stationed at the […]

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First Omani Typhoon Delivered

KUALA LUMPUR: Oman took delivery of the first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon at the Adam Air Base, Oman on June 12. Royal Air Force of Oman Chief AVM Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani was present at the welcoming ceremony. The first aircraft is a twin seater. The Sultanate […]

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Latest Hawk Takes to The Skies

SHAH ALAM: Latest Hawk Takes to the Skies. In one of Malaysian Defence post earlier, it was asked whether BAE Systems is working towards a more advanced version of the Hawk. The question was answered on June 7 when a prototype Advanced Hawk took off for its maiden flight. The […]

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New Zealand Seeking to Buy Poseidons

SHAH ALAM: In the MPA postings recently, I wrote that it was unlikely that Malaysia will get the Boeing P-8A Poseidon as maritime patrollers. It is too expensive, I wrote. It is expensive for us of course though others might think otherwise. Which are the other countries that might think […]

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LCS on Steroids

SHAH ALAM: It appears that DCNS has taken the Gowind design further and made a proper frigate. The result is the Belharra – an evolution of the Gowind and the FREMM frigates – five of which will be build starting in 2023. The Belharra pushed the LCS design further turning […]

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Spares for Harpoon Missiles

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia joined the US and eight other countries in procuring spares for the Boeing Harpoon and SLAM-ER missiles. Boeing received a $12.3 million contract from the US Navy to produce the missile spares, the US announced on Feb. 13, 2017. The spares for Malaysia and the other countries […]