SHAH ALAM: This is the second story on the contracts, LOI and LOA announced at LIMA 2023 on May 25. Due to time constraints Malaysian Defence was unable to post the whole story on the day itself. Yesterday, the first story on the Army contracts was published. This post will concentrate on RMN contracts, LOI and LOA for RMN announced on May 25.
Of course, on May 26, the sixth LCS supplementary contract was announce and it was a doozy.
Again, the signing ceremony at LIMA 2023 was just for publicity only as the actual documents have been signed or awarded much earlier.
Gading Marine Industry Sdn Bhd. RM197 million for the supply of fast interceptor craft. The number of FICs contracted was not announced at the show, but Malaysian Defence has reported that it will be thirteen. This a follow up contract to the original contract for six FIC issued under Op Benteng UOR.
BHIC Bofors Sdn Bhd. RM15.7 million for the supply and delivery of spare parts for Bofors 57mm/L70 guns.
Rizqan Tijarah Sdn Bhd. RM90 million for the supply of battery pack for the Black Shark torpedoes. The tender issued in November stated it is for the supply of new battery for the torpedoes. The tender was cancelled after it was issued and likely reissued as a restricted tender.
Tulip Resources Sdn Bhd. RM27 million for the development and commissioning of integrated readiness and information system. The tender for RMN-IRIS was published in June 2022. The public portion of the specifications was too sparse to make any sense of what it is.
Enigma Technical Solutions Sdn Bhd. RM19.9 million for the supply of submarine decoy and anti-sonar beacons. The tender for this was issued in November 2021 but was cancelled.
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd. RM11.35 million for the slipping service of Bunga MAS 5 auxiliary ship.
MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd. RM47.98 million for KD Ganyang obsolescence programme.
BHIC Submarine Services Sdn Bhd. RM99.8 million for the ISS programme for the Scorpene class submarines.
— Malaysian Defence