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Its Rafale for India (update-2)

PETALING JAYA: IT appears Tuesday that India has selected Dassault Rafale for its MMRCA programme. Based on the news report it also appear that the Rafale was cheaper than Typhoon in this instance. It also appear that India were looking at the life cycle cost in choosing the French plane. […]

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PM In London, July 2011. Part II

PETALING JAYA: It appears that I spoke to soon about the Typhoon deal for the RMAF MRCA programme. The proposal for 20-plus Tranche 1 FOC for 10 new Tranche 3 Typhoon was just an idea being floated by the British as they geared up for the programme. And it had […]

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Cougar Rising Part ????

PETALING JAYA: Its nice to hear after the SGPV confirmation (which is probably a boo-boo) that the second of the Malaysian Armed Forces “must buy” RMK10 list is on the way. Yes, I am talking about the Eurocopter Cougar. After almost five years in gestation, the programme has finally taken […]

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A New Day, A New Plan

SHAH ALAM: Within the next two weeks, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to table Rancangan Malaysia Ke 10 (RMK10). The bulk of allocation for the defence procurement in the next five years will be allocated in the RMK10. I am assuming that the procurement plan for defence has […]

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Say No to The AV8

KUALA LUMPUR: It is plain obvious isnt it? I am against the AV8, the national 8X8 Armoured Combat Vehicle project. Why? Its not that there are cheaper solutions, which there are of course. The main reason? Its the money of course, or the lack of it. There are other valid […]

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Its only around RM400 million

KUALA LUMPUR: What costs only RM400 million?. One hundred rounds of the latest version of the Amraams together with parts, spares and associated logistical equipment. Since money for the RMK10 is tight, I believe the best solution for the Armed Forces at the moment is to purchase war stocks and […]

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Better Late Than Never

[singlepic id=22 w=320 h=240 float=left] KUALA LUMPUR: Sorry for the late update but as mentioned above its Better Late Than Never! The SLEP for the Kasturi which was first announced publicly at Lima 2007 has finally been given the go ahead. It was supposed to start last year but as […]

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Kementah August Tender (Aug 1 to Aug 17)

KUALA LUMPUR: Listed below is the procurement tenders issued from Aug 1 to Aug 17 by the Ministry of Defence. Further reading. Tenders Advertised on 14 Aug,2009 1) KP(PERO 2)A/T 315/2009 Closing Date 08.09.09 Cost of Tender Documents: 50.00 Pembekalan dan Penghantaran Alatganti Serta Perkhidmatan Senggaraan Bridge Shiphandling Simulator Untuk […]