Malaysian Army

Only One KJA Programme

SHAH ALAM: Only one KJA programme. In a previous post I wrote that there was a possibility that the Army would embarked on two Kenderaan Jenis A (armoured vehicles – KJA) in the near future or even mixed them together. The programmes are the 6X6 – basically the Condor replacement […]

Malaysian Army

Coming Home

SHAH ALAM: Condors Coming Home. Six Condors which had served in Lebanon since early 2007 are coming home. The six vehicles are currently stored at the Beirut port awaiting shipment back to Malaysia as soon as the Defence Ministry can find the logistics company to arrange for their ride. The […]

Malaysian Army

New Upgraded Condor Prototype

BANGKOK: New Condor. At the Merdeka Parade this year, two prototype Condors took part in the parade. One was the APC variant while the other was the logistics version. At the Defence and Security Exhibition ( DSE) here today, another newly upgraded Condor was displayed for the first time. This […]

Malaysian Army

Condor Re-Manufacturing Program

SHAH ALAM: The Condors deployed to the Malaysian unit in UNIFIL – Malbat 850-5 – will be shipped home in batches to undergo refurbishment and upgrades. Armed Forces Chief Gen Raja Affandi Raja Muhammed Nor says the Armored Re-manufacturing Program (ARP) will allow the Condors to continue serving the Army […]

Malaysian Defence

Rise Of The Guardians, Part II

SHAH ALAM: Rise of the Guardians, Part II. In an earlier post, I quoted a Bernama report stating that nine Guardian armoured security vehicles (ASV) will be delivered to Malbatt 850-5 – the Malaysian contingent to UNIFIL – this December. The report however did not identify which Guardian ASV had […]

Defence Shows

DSA 2016, Day 1

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Army would like to proceed with the upgrade programmes for its fleet of Condor APC and Scorpion light tanks, according to its chief Jen Raja Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor today. He said the upgrade work will proceed once the Army is satisfied with the work done on […]

Defence Shows

Preview Day DSA 2016

SHAH ALAM: WITHIN the next 16 hours or so, DSA 2016 will be opening its doors to visitors. Here are some of the latest updates. The contracts and MOU signing ceremony will be held on the second day (thank goodness). The latest word is that the amount of contracts will […]

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Malaysian Army

VAB vs Anoa = Condor!

PETALING JAYA: I sincerely hope with this post, the Indonesian media and establishment will stop making noise about Malaysia buying the Anoa. Yes, it appears both the VAB and its Indonesian version, the Anoa, have been beaten in the competition to supply Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon a new 6X6. And […]