RMAF

No. 2 Squadron Flying New Helicopter

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the RMAF VIP flying unit – No. 2 Skuadron – is flying a new aircraft, the Airbus H175 super medium helicopter. The helicopter – which carries Pahang royal household crest – flew the King and Queen to the Batu Berendam airport for their one-day working […]

budget

2022 Supplementary Budget Approved

SHAH ALAM: The Dewan Rakyat on March 30 approved the RM60.5 billion supplementary allocation for the 2022 budget. It is the highest supplementary budget in history. For more information, go here. From the supplementary allocation, the Defence Ministry got RM303.7 million. This means that the 2022 defence budget is RM16.4 […]

Airshow

What’s Up Flanker?

SHAH ALAM: What’s up Flanker. For those keeping up on defence matters on Malaysian Defence and others will be aware that the RMAF is keeping its MRCA fleet – the F/A-18 Hornets and Sukhoi Su-30MKM – beyond 2030. In the next few years – if it happens – the Hornet […]

Exercise

MSA in First Joint Exercise?

SHAH ALAM: RMAF CN-235 MSA, it appears, is participating in its first joint exercise, OSTEXEast 1/23, organised by the RMN’s Eastern Command. It must be noted that RMN and RMAF had not officially announced that the MSA is involved in the on-going exercise – likely ending within the next few […]

Asean and Malaysia

More Berretta Sub-Gun In Service

SHAH ALAM: More Berretta PMX sub-machine guns in service. It appears that the RMN Special Forces Unit – Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal) is also operating the Berretta 9mm PMX sub-machinegun. This was revealed when at least three Paskal operators taking part in the joint Malaysian-Indonesian exercise (Latgabma Malindo Darsasa) were […]

defence Industry

New Pilots Commissioned

SHAH ALAM: Eighteen newly minted pilots have been commissioned into the Armed Forces in a ceremony held on the Perdana Camp in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur on March 11. Malaysian Defence reported on their passing out parade from Kolej Tentera Udara last year. Fifteen of the newly commissioned pilots are […]

Defence Contract

More Pictures of RMAF MSA

SHAH ALAM: More pictures of RMAF MSA. A few days back one of Malaysian Defence regular commenters asked about the RMAF CN-235 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA). As the MSA/MPA capability/community is one of the things RMAF do not talk about – one of the Beechcraft King Air had a Rahsia […]

Airshow

LIMA 2023 Budget

SHAH ALAM: In the article on the unapproved 2023 budget put forward by the previous government, Malaysian Defence wrote that the RM25.3 million was allocated in the Defence Ministry funds for organising Lima 2023, scheduled for this May 23 to 27. As the Transport Ministry is jointly organising the show […]

Defence Contract

That Is Why…

SHAH ALAM: For those still not believing that the RMAF FLIT-LCA competition was won by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) T/FA-50, Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari today confirmed the story. For the record, Malaysian Defence has on various posts had stated/indicated that the Golden Eagle had been selected by RMAF. And […]