Defence Shows

Indonesia Sojourn

SHAH ALAM: AS hinted in my LMS piece, I was in Indonesia last week for a business trip. Specifically I was attending the Indo Defence Show and Forum 2016 which ran from Nov. 2 to 5. I went to the show to look for stories for my other jobs as […]

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Manila Show Sojourn

SHAH ALAM: I was in Manila last week to cover the second installment of Asian Defense and Security show. It was not a big show compared to other regional defense trade shows but its significant nonetheless as the Philippines has been quiet active in the procurement front in the last […]

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The Other Stuff at DSA 2016

SHAH ALAM: AS you might well be aware off, there were many things on displayed and offered during DSA 2016. As even much bigger outfit did not have the resources to cover them, I barely touched the surface at the show. Anyhow, I covered mostly my advertisers (like other trade […]

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DSA 2016, Final Day

KUALA LUMPUR: DSA 2016 closed its doors this evening and immediately it was announced that the next installment will be held in 2018. “I am pleased to announce that DSA 2018 will be held from 16 to 18 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur” Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said […]

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DSA 2016, Day 3

KUALA LUMPUR: DSA 2016. PDRM is set to join the Armed Forces by having the Colt M4 Carbine as its standard rifle with some 15,000 units expected to be procured. PDRM’s Pasukan Gerakan Am – which is mostly equipped with Colt M16A1 rifles – is expected to be the first […]

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Show Report 4, Nexter Systems Caesar SPH

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Nexter Systems Caesar 155mm truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer returns to Malaysia after some 20 year absence. This time around at DSA 2016, the Caesar 155m 52 calibre howitzer gun is mounted on the Renault Defense Sherpa 5 up-armoured truck. Apart from the Caesar, Nexter Systems is also displaying […]

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Show Report 3, BAE Systems Beowulf

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bv206 and BvS10 articulated all-terrain vehicles have been setting the standard for mobility in the toughest of terrain for 40 years. BAE Systems has now introduced a new version of this esteemed vehicle, with both civilian and military applications. BAE Systems Hägglunds has produced around 12,000 of […]

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DSA 2016, Day 1

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Army would like to proceed with the upgrade programmes for its fleet of Condor APC and Scorpion light tanks, according to its chief Jen Raja Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor today. He said the upgrade work will proceed once the Army is satisfied with the work done on […]