Malaysian Army

Mini-gun Coolness

SHAH ALAM: AS you might be aware the Army is getting more Dillon M134D mini-guns for its units. The mini guns are now arming the Army Air Wing AW109s, Lipan Bara MRAP and also possibly the upgraded Condors. This is what Dillon – the manufacturer says about the gun. The […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Beechcraft 200T King Air Crash

KUALA LUMPUR: A Beechcraft 200T King Air of the 16th Squadron crashed next to the ordnance terminal at the Butterworth airbase at 5.18pm today (Dec. 21), RMAF says in a statement. The aircraft – M41-03 – were carrying 4 crew members when it crashed. Pilot, Mejar C. Kayamboo was killed […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Leadership Changes in the Armed Forces

SHAH ALAM: Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor officially assumed the post of the Chief of Defence Force today (Dec 16. 2016). He took over from retiring Jen Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, who had been in charge of the Armed Forces since June 15. 2011. Raja Affandi’s ascension to the […]

Defence Contract

Time to Move on From HK

SHAH ALAM: Time to move on from Heckler & Koch. In my post in Oct. 21. 2014, I wrote about the MMEA tender for small arms. The tender documents specifically stated that they wanted the HK416 A5s, HK UMPs and CZ pistols. I am told the numbers are small but […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Launch of NGPC Delayed

SHAH ALAM: The launch of the first New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) has been delayed. In the previous post, I reported that the ceremony will be held this month. Read Here. However, I have been informed that it will be delayed indefinitely. There is nothing wrong with the ship, its […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Sukhoi Technical Centre Inaugurated

PASIR PUTEH: The Sukhoi technical center at the Gong Kedak air base here was officially inaugurated by RMAF Chief Jen. Roslan Saad today. The ceremony was held barely three weeks after an audit report on the project stated that it was delayed as an inexperienced and financially unsound contractor was […]

Malaysian Army

Gempita On The Roll

KUANTAN: Deliveries of the Deftech Gempita AFV to the Army is continuing after production problems were resolved. Army chief Gen Raja Affandi Raja Mohammed said since the difficulties had been resolved, more vehicles would come on line in the coming months. He did not revealed the problems which caused the […]

Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA OPV, Part…

SHAH ALAM: MMEA OPV. As mentioned in the previous posts, the MMEA is getting three new build OPVs. The basic design of these vessels was outlined in the interview with the MMEA DG last April. As for the builder it will likely be the JV of two subsidiary companies of […]