Malaysian Defence

601 UAS Squadron Launched

SHAH ALAM: 601 UAS Squadron launch. The RMN has formally launched up the 601 Squadron, which was established back in 2018 to operate the ScanEagle UAS system gifted by the US. The 601 is the first squadron to operate an UAS in Malaysian military service though the second operator after […]

Defence Contract

MPB Contract Award

SHAH ALAM: MPB contract award. Sandakan Jaya Teknik Sdn Bhd has been awarded the Letter of Award (LOA) for the three multi purpose boats (MPB) sought by the Eastern Fleet Command for Op Benteng operations. A check on the Eperolehan website today showed that the LOA for the tender was […]

Malaysian Defence

Fast Combat Boats or FICs?

SHAH ALAM: In his new year message to the service, RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany said that in 2020 the navy took delivery of 11 rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB), one multi-purpose boat (MPB) and six Fast Combat Boats (FCB) for Op Benteng operations. We know the RHIBs were delivered […]

Defence Contract

Sundang Home

SHAH ALAM: RMN’s second China-made Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) – Sundang – has arrived at its homeport at the Kota Kinabalu naval base in Teluk Sepanggar, this morning. She was greeted on arrival by the Eastern Command commanders and other officials, said the command in its social media post. Sundang […]

Defence Contract

Fifth Time Lucky ?

SHAH ALAM: RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany today announced that the service has sign the contract to purchase three maritime operations helicopter (MOH) on September 20 last year. The first helicopter will be delivered on October 20, 2022; second on May 31, 2023 and the third on February 28, 2024. […]

Defence Contract

More RHIBs for the Navy

SHAH ALAM: More RHIBs for the navy. The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has taken delivery of 11 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the manufacturer, MSET Inflatable Composite Sdn Bhd (MSET) at the Lumut naval base today. The RHIBs, worth RM8.2 million, were handed over by MSET Holdings Sdn Bhd […]

RMN

KD Keris Operational Mission

SHAH ALAM: KD Keris has undertaken its first publicly reported operational mission. The ship was involved in Op Benteng – patrolling some 10.6 nautical mile off Pulau Mantanani, off Kota Belud, Sabah, when it spotted a fishing vessel on Nov. 11, Borneo Post TV reported today. It said Keris, ordered […]

RMN

Moving On RMN

SHAH ALAM: Moving on RMN. In 2014, South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) announced it had signed a contract with a Malaysian shipyard for the supply of six missile corvettes to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The announcement was originally published in a South Korean […]

RMN

Multi Purpose Boats for RMN

SHAH ALAM: The RMN is looking to purchase three multipurpose boats for the Eastern Fleet Command as part of the ongoing Op Benteng operations. The request for bids was published by the eperolehan website yesterday and its opened to local suppliers and shipbuilders. The RFB specifically stated that the bidders […]