Defence Contract

Kuwaiti Hornets, Next Change or Coming Soon

SHAH ALAM: National news agency, Bernama reported yesterday that a RMAF delegation is scheduled to visit Kuwait next month to discuss the procurement of the country’s fleet of Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. It quoted RMAF chief TS Asghar Khan as saying that the Kuwaiti Air Force as having thirty-nine single seat […]

Defence Contract

Will We?

SHAH ALAM: In the post yesterday, we know that Indonesia has bought twelve ex-Qatari Air Force Mirage 2000-5 for US$745 million (RM3.44 billion). The figure is about RM800 million short of our own buy of 18 brand new Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 FLIT/LCA. So, the question here is whether […]

Airshow

What’s Up Flanker?

SHAH ALAM: What’s up Flanker. For those keeping up on defence matters on Malaysian Defence and others will be aware that the RMAF is keeping its MRCA fleet – the F/A-18 Hornets and Sukhoi Su-30MKM – beyond 2030. In the next few years – if it happens – the Hornet […]

Defence Contract

More on LCS and LMS Batch 2

SHAH ALAM: In a post earlier on LMS Batch 2, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan was reported as saying that he will be going to Turkiye to negotiate the procurement of the LMS Batch 2 from that country. He was speaking in Parliament as part of the 2023 budget approval […]

Malaysian Defence

Back on The Saddle Again, Hornet edition

SHAH ALAM: Back on the saddle again, Hornet edition. RMAF has taken full acceptance of the first F/A-18D Hornet – tail number M45-01 – which had undergone the “Local Planned Maintenance 12 Years” (LPM-12Y). The acceptance ceremony was conducted at the Butterworth air base on January 5. RMAF chief General […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Silver Jubilee Of No 18 Squadron

SHAH ALAM: Silver jubilee of No. 18 Squadron. No. 18 Squadron celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 16 at the Butterworth airbase. To mark the occasion tail number 01 was given a new fresh paint, with yellow stripes running over the canopy leading to the twin horizontal tails. It also […]