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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 […]

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New Army Deputy Chief Takes Over, 2023

SHAH ALAM: Former Western Field Command commander Lt General Muhammad Hafizuddeian Jantan,55, has been appointed as the Army’s 26th deputy chief, effective today (April 19 2024). He took over from Lt General Mohd Sopi Md Lepi who had served as acting deputy chief since March 22. Mohd Sopi is the […]

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A Two Star Heading 10th Para Brigade

SHAH ALAM: 10th Brigade (Para) Commander Brigadier Khairul Azmizal Ahmad Natal was promoted to Major General at a ceremony at the unit’s headquarters in Malacca on April 17. This was the first time the brigade is headed by a two-star general since it was established in 1994. Khairul Azmizal was […]

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Hauling, Hauling…

SHAH ALAM: Hauling, hauling. Back in October last year, Malaysian Defence reported that the Army took delivery of three Scania prime movers, described by the Army as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck- Multi Cargo Palletised System (HEMTT-MCPLS). Now thanks to Second Division Facebook page we know that the Scania […]