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40th Third Brigade Commander

SHAH ALAM: Brigadier Sauffi Omar, 53, has taken over as the commander of the Third Infantry Brigade based at Penrissen Camp today. He took over from the acting commander Colonel Mohamad Rosly Darasid. The Royal Ranger Regiment officer is the 40th commander of the brigade. General Officer Commanding First Division […]

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Army Chief Visits Turkish Manufacturers

SHAH ALAM: Army chief General TS Hafizudeain Jantan visited two Turkish armoured vehicles manufacturers during a tour of the country this week. He visited Turkey for the SEDEC conference fair. The manufacturers he visited were Nurol Makina and FNSS Savunma. Both companies had supplied armoured vehicles to the Army, Nurol […]

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Army Senior Officer Relieved of Command

SHAH ALAM: An Army senior officer based in Sarawak has been relieved of command after a police report was lodged against him by a lower ranked officer for alleged assaults. The Army said in a release (see below) that the action was taken to allow a “thorough and transparent investigation […]

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New Army RSM, 2023

SHAH ALAM: The Army has appointed a new RSM – its highest-ranking non-commissioned officer in service – Warrant Officer 1/ PW l Shahamrie Abdullah. Shahamrie appointment’s was effective on October 27. The Army has not released Shahamrie’s biodata as off today but from the little information released he is the […]

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Sooner Gempita Than Later, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: The first batch of Deftech Gempita 8X8 vehicles transferred to 4 KAD has arrived at its camp in Kuching, Sarawak. The Gempita was shipped to Kuching onboard KD Mahawangsa which berthed at the Pending port on September 6. A ceremony to mark the arrival of the Gempita at […]

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Sooner Gempita Than Later

SHAH ALAM: 4 KAD, it appears, will be getting its Gempita 8X8 at its camp in Kuching, Sarawak, sooner than later. The first batch of 26 Gempita it is getting has already been loaded onboard RMN MRCSS ship, KD Mahawangsa at the Lumut naval base ahead of Merdeka Day. It […]

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Gempita In Sandakan

SHAH ALAM: In a previous post previously, Malaysian Defence wrote that one of the users is 5 Kor Armor Di Raja. It is not actually. The Gempita that were pictured in the post are operated by 19 RAMD. In fact, the Gempita are now stationed with Bravo Company of the […]

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4 KAD Getting Gempita 8X8

SHAH ALAM: The Army is transferring Gempita 8X8 armoured vehicles from 1 KAD – based in Kuantan, Pahang, to 4 KAD which is based in Kuching, Sarawak. The hand-over ceremony for the vehicles was conducted on August 16 in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, the Armour Directorate said on its social […]

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Tarantula Contract?

SHAH ALAM: Janes is reporting that a Mildef International Technologies Sdn Bhd official as saying that the company will supply 178 Tarantula 4X4 High Mobility Armoured Vehicle to the Malaysian Armed Forces. The story: Malaysian firm Mildef International Technologies will supply 178 Tarantula 4×4 High Mobility Armoured Vehicles (HMAVs) to […]

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Ranger Memorial Unveiled

SHAH ALAM: Ranger memorial officiated. A memorial to mark the location of a 1972 deadly ambush near Lundu, Sarawak, involving the Seventh Royal Ranger Regiment (7 RRD) was unveiled in a ceremony on May 3. The ceremony was officiated by the Sarawak Tourism Minister DS Abdul Karim Hamzah. The idea […]