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The Armed Forces and Demos

PETALING JAYA: I know this will be a contentious issue. I am always wary of dragging politics into military and defence discussions. However, as the Armed Forces, most probably the Army will be dragged into this, it is also inevitable that somehow we need to discuss the issue. The issue […]

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Malaysian Army

M4, Nine Lives?

PETALING JAYA: It appears that the M4 is leading a charmed life. Despite reports of imminent demise, it seemed that the US Army had given its a new lease of life. From Defense Industry Daily On June 14/11, the US Army released a pre-solicitation notice for the procurement of approximately […]

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Malaysian Army

New Trucks for The Army?

PETALING JAYA: After the heady and sometimes heaty discussions into the MRCA, its time get back into the ground, literally. Yes, the Army is finally in the final stages of issuing the tender for the replacement on the Pinzgauer fleet. If you say, its about time, think again. The Pinzgauers […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA Programme Heats Up

PETALING JAYA: In The Malay Mail on June 6, I wrote that: “FRENCH aerospace company Dassault Aviation is set to open an office in KL soon, signalling its intention to win a lucrative fighter aircraft contract from the Malaysian government. The Malay Mail was informed by defence industry sources that […]

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Malaysian Defence

AV8…What Others Are Saying…

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Defence’s position on the AV8 is clear. Just Say No! to the AV8. Many others says otherwise and well, lets just say we agree to disagree. But others, like the people of Defense Industry Daily is also saying that the AV8 is simply too expensive. Here is […]

Malaysian Defence

RMAF and Simpang

SHAH ALAM: As most of you has find out already, the Kuala Lumpur Air Base or the Simpang Airport will soon be consigned to history. A new beginning is going to take place at Labu Sendayan, the new site for the airbase. The site was formally the abortive LCCT by […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Malaysia to upgrade Hornets

SHAH ALAM: A request has been made via the US FMS programme for the mid-life upgrade of the F/A-18D Hornets and the purchase of 6 ATFLIR. Since the whole programme has an estimated cost of US$72 million (RM301 million) and the ATFLIR pods cost around US$3 million each (RM9 million) […]