Destini Secured RM19 million Contract

Hawk M40-04 from 15 Skn at the Firepower Exercise in Gemas on May 22, 2017. Note the rockets pods on the outboard pylons. Malaysian Defence.

SHAH ALAM: Destini Bhd on Sept 7 announced it has secured a two-year contract worth RM19.04 million for the procurement and supply of FZ rocket motors to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The contract was awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary Destini Prime Sdn Bhd.

Destini announced to Bursa Malaysia that the contract with Destini Prima was for a period of two years starting Sept 6, 2023 until Sept 5, 2025.

Hornet M45-08 from the 18th Squadron getting ready to take off for firing trials of the FZ rockets in 2015. FZ picture.

It added that Destini Prima will be required to provide a performance bond of RM476,037.97. Destini also stated that Destini Prima is required to undertake the professional training and education for growing entrepreneurs – ready to work (Protege-rtw) at its own cost.

“The contract is expected to contribute positively to the earnings and net assets of Destini for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2023 (FY2023) and the financial periods in the duration of the contract,” the group said in a bourse filing.

Destini has received several contracts from the ministry this year. Recently, the group secured a two-year contract extension to supply non-proprietary aircraft spare parts for the RMAF worth RM222.25 million.

Last June, Destini Prima received a contract of RM18.75 million for procurement, supply, and delivery of FZ 70mm rockets (2.72 inch) to the Army. FZ the name for the rockets manufactured byu the company now known as Thales Belgium. Destini Prima was also awarded the same contract to supply the rockets in 2015/2016.

The 19 round FZ rocket launcher on the Hawk. They usually carry one of this launcher on each wing. Note the rockets are equipped blue training warheads. Malaysian Defence

As the release only stated that Destini Prime will only be supplying the FZ rocket motor, one may wonder whether the RMAF is buying the warhead separately. The FZ rocket motor could be fitted with different type of warheads from training (see above) to laser guided ones.
A model of the RMAF FA-50M Block 20 at LIMA 2023. Note the Cobham refueling probe, Sniper targeting pod and precision guided weapons. Malaysian Defence picture

It is also expected that the new RMAF FLIT/LCA – the Korean Aerospace FA-50 – will also be armed with the FZ rockets once it is put into service.

— Malaysian Defence

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  1. Is it practice the rockets will have same or longer shelf life than the motors? Just a guess maybe the new engine buys are for the rockets purchased in 2015/2016?

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