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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 […]

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Troubles at MD Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: Troubles at MD Helicopters. MD Helicopters is in the spotlight again with news that its CEO Lyn Tilton has resigned from the company. She resigned from the company as a court ordered her to sell the company to repay her debts in her holding company. From Flight Global […]

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Military Deployed To Assist Police

SHAH ALAM: Military deployed to assist police. The government has issued the order for the military to assist the police in enforcing the Movement Control Order (MCO) enforced since March 18 until March 31. Defence Minister Ismail Sabri in announcing the deployment of the military said the mobilisation will take […]

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Retender for GGK RIV

SHAH ALAM: Retender for GGK RIV. It appears that the Rapid Intervention Vehicle for the GGK has been retendered. The tender for the RIV was published on March 10 on the Kementerian Pertahanan website only and not the government e-tender page. As the ministry website does not give access to […]

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Have Guns Will Travel

SHAH ALAM: Have guns will travel. The 1st Royal Artillery Regiment, part of the 10th Parachute Brigade, is likely to start training and testing the Nexter 105mm LG1 howitzers within the next two or three months. This is due to the fact that Advanced Defence Systems Sdn Bhd (ADS) has […]

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Money Talks…

SHAH ALAM: Money Talks…In one of its last action in power, the (now dissolved) Pakatan Harapan government on Feb.15 finally gave the green light to the Defence Ministry to continue with the MD-530G light scout/attack helicopter contract, a deal which was bordering on cancellation for almost two years. Army chief […]

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Dong Feng Prime Movers For The Army?

SHAH ALAM: Dong Feng prime movers for the the Army. In the last two quarters of 2019, the Defence Ministry published a slew of request for bids for various equipment and weapons as part of the Army’s Recapitalisation Programme. The numbers are small I must admit but according to my […]