Malaysia - RMAF

Hawks Flying High

SHAH ALAM: Hawks Flying High. At the TUDM media day last Thursday (May 25, 2017) at the Labuan airbase it was revealed that the two RMAF Hawk squadrons, No 6 Skn and No 15 Skn, have now settled down on their respective roles. The 6 Skn is the dedicated combat […]

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 […]

Defence Contract

Limited Open Tender for Hawk Upgrade

SHAH ALAM: AT DSA 2016, Airod Sdn Bhd signed an MOU with BAE Systems for the upgrade of RMAF Hawk aircraft. One expects that the next chapter in the saga will be the contract signing. Unfortunately, as usual we seek to complicate things. The Hawk up-grade, I have been told, […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Brexit and MRCA

SHAH ALAM: THE UK voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, leaving the world’s economy in turmoil. And unsurprisingly, in response to the Leave vote, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation saying he no longer want to lead the government following the Brexit. With his resignation, the UK […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2016, Day 3

KUALA LUMPUR: DSA 2016. PDRM is set to join the Armed Forces by having the Colt M4 Carbine as its standard rifle with some 15,000 units expected to be procured. PDRM’s Pasukan Gerakan Am – which is mostly equipped with Colt M16A1 rifles – is expected to be the first […]

Defence Shows

Show Report 3, BAE Systems Beowulf

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bv206 and BvS10 articulated all-terrain vehicles have been setting the standard for mobility in the toughest of terrain for 40 years. BAE Systems has now introduced a new version of this esteemed vehicle, with both civilian and military applications. BAE Systems Hägglunds has produced around 12,000 of […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2016 Preview

SHAH ALAM: The 15th edition of Defence Services Asia – DSA 2016 – starts on Monday at its traditional venue – PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. And as like previous year’s shows, DSA 2016 is expected to be opened by the prime minister. According to the organiser, DSA Exhibition and Conference […]

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Defence Contract

RMAF Upgrade Programmes Green Lighted

SHAH ALAM: DESPITE the economic headwinds, it appears that RMAF upgrade programmes – Hercules, Hawk and Nuri – have been green lighted. However it remained to be seen whether the contracts will be signed at the upcoming DSA 2016. Even if they could not signed the contracts at the exhibition, […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Hawk Upgrades

SHAH ALAM: At the recent Singapore Airshow 2016, Finmeccanica announced that it had secured a contract to provide radar warning receiver (RWR) to the Indonesian Air Force. The contract requires the company to install the SEER RWR on the BAE Systems Mk 209 Hawk of the Indonesian Air Force. It […]