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 […]

Malaysian Army

Memory Metal Suspension System

SHAH ALAM: Engineers from BAE Systems have developed a suspension system for military vehicles which could bounce back into shape after explosive impacts. The new suspension system is under testing and could be made available in the future. As Malaysia is fielding new wheeled armoured fighting vehicles – the Gempita […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Flanker Technical Centre Delayed

SHAH ALAM: The Auditor General Report 2015 revealed that the technical centre  built at the Gong Kedak airbase for the Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker fighters was delayed as an “inexperienced and financially unsound contractor was chosen.” Even though the contractor had been replaced, it is likely that the facility has yet […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Engines, Its The Engines

SHAH ALAM: Engines, Its the Engines. Malaysia and Japan on Wednesday signed the agreement for the donation of two Japanese Coast Guard ships to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM). The agreement was signed during the PM working visit to Japan. The two ships donated are Okii and Erimo, both […]

Malaysia -RMN

KD Mutiara on a Short Leash

SHAH ALAM: KD Mutiara, the first locally built hydrographic ship commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy, may well be the first vessel to be paid off under the service’s 15 to 5 plan. The ship is currently berthed at the Lumut naval base waiting her final orders. Her fate is […]