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LCS on Steroids

SHAH ALAM: It appears that DCNS has taken the Gowind design further and made a proper frigate. The result is the Belharra – an evolution of the Gowind and the FREMM frigates – five of which will be build starting in 2023. The Belharra pushed the LCS design further turning […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MPA Requirements, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: In the previous post, we talked about the unmanned capabilities for the MPA requirements. In this post, we will explore the manned MPA requirement. As the capabilities being sought are for both the military – Maritime Patrol Aircraft while the para-military requirement is dubbed the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft […]

Malaysia - RMAF

500th Eurofighter Delivered

SHAH ALAM: The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered to the Italian Air Force during a special ceremony held at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s Turin site on April 11. With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe. Eight customers have ordered the Typhoon with […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MPA Requirements, Part 1

SHAH ALAM: As the media is full of the soon-to-be-ready camp in Sendayan, we might as well looked into things that for me is more interesting, like the MPA requirement. Recently, I wrote that we are hoping to get P-3C Orion MPA from Japan for free. For free because the […]


Singing to An Ocean

SHAH ALAM: Singing to An Ocean. It has been four weeks after LIMA 17 and I guess it’s the time to post some photographs of the maritime segment. From the pictures below one can surmise that one can design a purposeful, a good looking ship even under a tight budget. […]

Malaysia -RMN

Armada 2017

SHAH ALAM: Armada 2017 will be held at the Lumut naval base as part of the navy’s 83rd anniversary, from the 28th to 30th April. Apart from ship’s visit there will be static displays and live demonstrations throughout the three-day event. RMN has not announced the name of the ships […]

Malaysia - RMAF

India Wants Our Fulcrums

SHAH ALAM: India has offered to buy RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrums in exchange to supply Malaysia with spares for the Sukhoi Su-30MKM fleet. Prime Minister DS Najib Razak said the offer was part of the defence cooperation agreement signed with India during his state visit. India according to him, will return […]

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Mark or Not To Mark

SHAH ALAM: Mark or Not To Mark, thats seems to be the question. Much has been made on the F/A-18D Hornet displayed at LIMA 17 with the 20th-anniversary markings. I took pictures of it but that was the extent of it. Some say it was to celebrate a milestone though […]


Il est le Rafale, April Fools 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Il est le Malaisie a choisi le Dassault Rafale comme le gagnant pour le programme d’avions de combat multi-rôle.Le contrat de l’ordre de 18 avions doit être signé avril 1. 2020 à Putrajaya, une déclaration du CPM dit aujourd’hui. Une option pour un autre 18 est en […]

Rafale..No and Orions

SHAH ALAM: Rafale, no. No deal for Rafale, that was the main thrust of the joint press conference between Prime Minister DS Najib Razak and visiting French president, Francois Hollande. The press conference was held after Najib and Hollande hold talks in Putrajaya as part of the state visit. From […]