Malaysian Defence

New PAT in The New Year

SHAH ALAM: New PAT in the new year. RMAF chief Gen Affendi Buang has been promoted as the 21st Chief of Defence Force today , replacing Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, who is retiring. Affendi is the first Sarawakian to achieve the highest position in the national security sector since Merdeka. […]

Defence Contract

Keris Delivered

SHAH ALAM: Keris delivered. The RMN took physical delivery of the first of class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS), Keris, today. This must be the fastest ship delivered to the navy with commissioning expecting early next year. Keris was launched in April, this year, some two years after the contract was […]

defence Industry

I Cry If I Want To

SHAH ALAM: I cry if I want to. Apart from giving an explaination on the Defence Ministry’s financial commitments to three projects – Gempita, LCS and the MD530G – Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong also on Dec. 16 in parliament said that it paid RM200 million per year for […]

Defence Contract

RM540 Million For 6X6? Updated

SHAH ALAM: RM540 million for 6X6. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu in an interview with the New Straits Times newspaper said that a sum of RM540 million is to be allocated to complement the 257 Deftech 8X8 Gempita in service with the Army. The article however did not indicate what the […]

Malaysian Defence

Turkish Delights, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Turkish Delights, Part 2. As reported previously, Malaysia and Turkish companies had signed a number of agreements in the sidelines of the KL summit. It must be said though I had reported that one of the agreements signed would be on the 6X6 project but it appears that […]

Malaysia -Defence Ministry

Turkish Delights

SHAH ALAM: Turkish Delights. A number of MOUs are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the KL Summit starting this Wednesday. As you are probably aware Turkish President Recep Erdogan are among the leaders scheduled to attend the KL Summit. Others include Iran President Hassan Rouhani and Qatar […]

Defence Contract

Third Time Lucky

SHAH ALAM: Third time lucky. It appears that the Defence Ministry is looking to find another multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to ship the Saab NLAW anti-tank weapon from Sweden. This is based on a request for bid for the MTO for the service published on the Finance Ministry eperolehan website […]

Malaysian Armed Forces

New CDF In The New Year

SHAH ALAM: New CDF in the new year. It appears that the Armed Forces will have a new chief – Chief of Defence Forces – in the new year. The confirmation of this taking place was made in two e-tender notices issued by RMN’s headquarters on Dec. 12. The two […]

DWP

DWP Wishlist

SHAH ALAM: DWP Wishlist. Appended below and in BM is the DWP wishlist. ATM dipertanggungjawabkan untuk mempertahankan kedaulatan negara meliputi wilayah daratan, perairan wilayah dan ruang angkasa di atasnya. Kawasan ini merangkumi sempadan daratan dan maritim yang dikongsi bersama negara jiran, dilitupi hutan hujan tropika yang padat serta bergunung-ganang dengan […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

DWP Tabled and Approved

SHAH ALAM: DWP Tabled and Approved. The Defence White Paper (DWP) was tabled in Parliament on Dec. 2 and was duly approved after a short debate. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu when tabling the document said this was the first time that the White Paper on Defence had been drafted as […]