MPA and MALE UAVs Out For Tender

SHAH ALAM: MPA and MALE UAVs out for tender. The Defence Ministry has published advertisements on the international tender process for two maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and three MALE UAVs in two local newspapers yesterday. The advertisements were published in the NST and Berita Harian. The advertisements stated that local […]


More Life For The Hawks

SHAH ALAM: More life for the Hawks. It appears that BAE Systems has demonstrated its Hawk trainers has a service life of 50,000 hours. The demonstration of the structural life of the Hawk was done in Australia by BAE Systems. The release from BAE Systems: A Hawk aircraft, the advanced […]


C Etait La Rafale

SHAH ALAM: C Etai La Rafale, It was the Rafale. Back on April Fools Day 2017 I wrote a post – in French no less – that the government had signed a contract for the Dassault Rafales. We did not of course, though we came close in just a few […]


FLIT Overseas, Updated

SHAH ALAM: FLIT overseas. It appears that a small number RMAF personnel are being trained to become fighter pilots in Ontario, Canada. This is a departure from the normal Fighter Lead In Training (FLIT) programme conducted at Pulatibang 3 at the Kuantan airbase. The training at the International Test Pilots […]


Sukhoi Squadron Now 12th, Updated

KUALA LUMPUR: Sukhoi squadron now 12th. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Samad in his speech for the 62nd anniversary today announced that No 11 Squadron, now operating the Sukhoi Su-30MKM will now be nameplated as No. 12 Squadron. NO. 11 Squadron will now reverted to a new UAS squadron which was […]


Still Looking For MECU

SHAH ALAM: Still looking for MECU. Earlier this year, I wrote that the RMAF has yet to conclude its search for a new the Multi Engine Conversion Unit (MECU) aircraft. I wrote then that RMAF was talking with the Finance Ministry regarding the contract. Some ten days ago the Defence […]


Pitch Black 2020 Canceled

SHAH ALAM: Pitch Black 2020 Canceled. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has officially announced the Pitch Black 2020 air exercise has been canceled due to the travel restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. From NT News Australia, go here (paywall) To ensure compliance with COVID-19-related Government restrictions […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Five Days of Flying

SHAH ALAM: Five days of flying. The crews of the Airbus EC 725 AP helicopters from the No. 5 Squadron has completed their operations to transport essential food items to rural areas in Sarawak within the last five days. In total 13 sorties were conducted during the operations which were […]


D-Day For Kuala Lumpur Airbase

SHAH ALAM: D-Day for Kuala Lumpur airbase. Within the next three weeks, the Muhyiddin administration will or will not make any decision on the Bandar Malaysia project. It is not the most pressing issue for the new administration compared to other things in its to-do-list including the appointment of ministers, […]


Standing In The Eyes

SHAH ALAM: Standing in the eyes. It appears that RMAF is the world leader in using the Airbus A400M airlifter so much so that the company has awarded an award to the service. RMAF chief General Ackbal Abdul Samad accepted the Fleet Leadership Award on behalf of the service at […]