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More Kaboom Stuff

SHAH ALAM: More kaboom stuff. The Army is continuing with its recapitalisation of its ordnance stock with a slew of request for bids, namely for rifled 120mm mortar rounds/bombs, bangalore torpedoes and plastic explosives. The tenders were published on 3 September and closes on the 26th. This follows similar open […]

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Condor Replacement Programme Part…?

SHAH ALAM: Condor replacement programme part..It appears that the Defence Ministry is preparing for an open competition to find the replacement for the APC for the Malbatt mission in Lebanon. Berita Harian reported the statements by Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri on the issue. Kementerian Pertahanan kini dalam proses memanggil […]

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I Can See Clearly Now..

SHAH ALAM: I can see clearly now or not. Last year about the same time, more or less, Malaysian Defence wrote about a tender for 24 weapon carriers for the Army. The story The first two advertisements – dated 27 Aug. 2019 and closing on 15 September – are for […]

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More Goose and RPG Ammo

SHAH ALAM: More Goose and RPG rounds. The Army is getting more rounds for its Saab Carl Gustav 84mm recoilless rifles and the RPG-7s with the Defence Ministry today publishing the request for bids for both items on the e-Perolehan website. The deadline for both RFB is 22 September. The […]

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LAW On The Firing Line

SHAH ALAM: LAW on the firing line. Three years ago I wrote that the Army was getting a batch of Nammo M72 anti structure and anti tank versions of the light anti tank weapon (LAW) based on a tender to transport these weapons from Norway to Malaysia. Two years ago […]

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New DISD Boss

SHAH ALAM: New DISD boss. Deputy Defence Intelligence Staff Division (DISD) chief Maj General Datuk Ahmad Norihan Jalal has been promoted as Lt General and appointed as the DISD chief in a ceremony yesterday. He is now the Armed Forces head of intelligence or director-general. Ahmad Norihan was among seven […]

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Three MD530Gs Helicopters Ready

SHAH ALAM: Three MD530Gs helicopters ready. Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri told Parliament today that MD Helicopters had completed the manufacture three out of six MD530G light scout attack helicopters contracted for the Army. He said the helicopters however has yet to be certified due to the travel restrictions imposed […]

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28th Army Chief

SHAH ALAM: 28th Army Chief. The Army’s 28th chief took over from his predecessor today. As previously reported the Gen Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi is stepping down as the Army chief today. He is replaced by Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain, who was the Eastern Field Command Chief (EFCC), before his promotion […]

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New Army Chief Next Month

SHAH ALAM: New Army Chief Next Month. Army chief General Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi is retiring with the new chief taking over on June 11. After the handover, Hasbullah is going on leave prior to his official retirement this November, says Prime Minister TS Muhyiddin Yassin on his official social media […]

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Out in the Wild

SHAH ALAM: Out in the wild. It appears that a number of HK 9s and Vektor SP1 semi-automatic pistols have been surplused by the Army, had ended up in the US. It appears that even gun writer Ian McCollum of the Forgotten Weapons fame cannot confirmed that it was surplused […]