Defence Shows

Show Report 2, Thales Fulmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Thales reinforces its commitment to supporting Malaysian maritime security by securing a contract to deliver the Fulmar UAS system to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Fulmar, a small, high performance, fixed wing UAS, is to be installed on six New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), being constructed by Destini […]

Defence Shows

Show Report, Sagem Patroller

KUALA LUMPUR: Fresh from its selection for the French Army’s tactical UAV system requirement, Sagem is promoting its Patroller UAV to Asia-Pacific countries especially Malaysia. The Patroller UAV is one of the many Sagem products being highlighted at the on-going DSA 2016 from the 18th-21st at the PWTC here. Sagem […]

Defence Shows

Preview Day DSA 2016

SHAH ALAM: WITHIN the next 16 hours or so, DSA 2016 will be opening its doors to visitors. Here are some of the latest updates. The contracts and MOU signing ceremony will be held on the second day (thank goodness). The latest word is that the amount of contracts will […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2016 Preview

SHAH ALAM: The 15th edition of Defence Services Asia – DSA 2016 – starts on Monday at its traditional venue – PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. And as like previous year’s shows, DSA 2016 is expected to be opened by the prime minister. According to the organiser, DSA Exhibition and Conference […]

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Grizzly 4 Test Flight

PETALING JAYA: As I had mentioned before, I was given the opportunity to fly on board Grizzly 4, the fourth A400M prototype during its recent visit to Malaysia. I flew on April 16, 2012, the first day of test flights. Initially they told us we cannot take pictures in during […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012: Some sort of a review

SHAH ALAM: As widely reported in the media, no decision had been for the MRCA programme. To me it was expected as the time-line for a final decision would be in the middle of next year. This could change of course depending on the results of the general election. At […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012: Fourth Day

KUALA LUMPUR: DSA 2012 ended today. Small contracts and little updates on interesting programmes made this year’s show a rather tame affair. With the general elections just around the corner, I am told either first week of June or September, I am not expecting much news on defence in the […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012: Third Day

KUALA LUMPUR: As expected the contracts signed during DSA 2012 was pretty anemic. With the general elections just around the corner, it was expected. Five contracts valued at RM357.2 was signed today, a huge hit from the amount signed at DSA 2010, around RM2 billion as Deftech AV-8 deal was […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012: Second Day

PETALING JAYA: Again not much too report apart from the statement by the Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that the ministry is to procure some 100 LTV vehicle from Weststar. Do I also need to report that no decision has been made on the MRCA programme? — […]