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Malaysian Defence

No Agents Please, We are Malaysians

The news article from Press Trust of India is self explanatory. Even the French do not want to kill the Golden Goose. Over here in the land of Malaysia Boleh, agents remained the order of the day. An clear example was the purchase of the Sukhoi Su-30MKM planes from Russia. […]

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The FUN FAIR’s back!! Part II

I refer to my earlier post on Lima 2007. As I have predicted, Le Proton Lima is not taking it lying down. But as a testimony of its own brittleness, its arguing about the use of its logo by the new organiser! No one can confirm whether or not Le […]

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Al-Fatihah

The news item by Bernama is the final closure for the missing RMAF pilot. A sad day for his family, friends and all Malaysians. Like the last Hawk crash, it took a lucky break for the remains of the pilot to be found. If not for the work of (probably […]

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Still MIssing Part III

The Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency) report is self-explanatory. But the first para is quite misleading, its sounded almost celebratory. There is no celebration just closure. Big Break In RMAF’s Missing Hawk SearchKUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) — After 27 days of futile search for the Hawk 208 fighter aircraft […]

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Malaysian Defence

The FUN FAIR’s back!!

Yes, its back, I mean the Langkawi Aerospace and Maritime Exhibition. (the fun fair renark is an exact quote from a late Menteri Besar Press Secretary)Next week (June 26) is the date for the re-launch of the LIMA aerospace by DPM.Does the emergence of World Aerospace meant the end of […]

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Malaysian Defence

Get The Helos Fast

SHAH ALAM: Pak Lah said a few days ago that the tender for projects that was approved in Ninth Malaysian Plan should be implemented fast. Although the details of defence projects in the 9MP were not made public (the amount given is about RM17 billion) it was expected some money […]

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Still Missing Part II

The search continues for the missing pilot and the Hawk 208 aircraft which crashed off Kuala Rompin two week ago. Apart from an oil slick and a part of the rudder nothing has been recovered from the sea. The search for the pilot and plane continues at sea. Ironically there […]

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Malaysian Defence

KD Kedah, finally

* Picture of Pahang taken in a visit to NDSB in 2004. KD Kedah was at sea during the visit SHAH ALAM: KD Kedah, the lead ship in the New Generation Patrol Vessel project, was finally commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy on Monday (June, 2006).The commissioning was delayed for […]

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Malaysian Defence

Still Missing

Its been almost a week since a Hawk 208 crashed in the waters off Kuala Rompin. Despite a massive search operations, the plane and its pilot, have yet to be found. So far only the rudder have been found. Every body is still hoping that the pilot Maj Muhammad is […]

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Malaysian Defence

Malaysian Peacekeepers in Timur Leste

Some 250 Malaysian peacekeepers are now deployed in Timur Leste folowing a revolt in the newly independent country. Our soldiers facing machete wielding Timurese and some rebel soldiers armed with SteyrsApparently the ROE meant that unless they imminent danger, they cannot open fire with their Steyr AUG, M4, Minimi, GPMG […]