Parliament

Some Things Never Change

SHAH ALAM: The town of Lumut and the parliamentary constituency is the location of the RMN main naval base which bears the same name. It used to be known as RMN fleet headquarters until the service decided to split its fleet into two, the Western and Eastern commands. As it […]

Defence Contract

Its the Ada Class, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: Back in March, Malaysian Defence reported that the government was mulling to purchase the LMS Batch II from Turkiye. And the main candidate is the Ada-class corvette/light frigate. Now industry sources are saying that it is the Ada-class which has been selected for the LMS Batch II project. […]

Defence Contract

Abandon Ship, Scrap the LCS

SHAH ALAM: Abandon ship, scrap the LCS. The Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance (JKSTUPKK) report on the LCS was declassified yesterday, following the recommendation of the Parliament’s Public Account Committee. Based on the report’s extensive financial details of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), I am of the […]

Malaysian Defence

Et Tu LMS Batch II Part II

SHAH ALAM: In the last post on the LMS Batch II I wrote about whether or not we can afford to build them while at the same time salvaging the White Elephant aka LCS project. Well I have been told that the original budget for the LMS II was something […]

budget

Et Tu LMS Batch II?

SHAH ALAM: During DSA 2022, the Defence Minister announced that the government will fund the build of three Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) Batch II equipped with more sophisticated mission systems. This means that the LMS Batch II will be a more capable warship than the gunboats of which the KD […]

Defence Contract

TH Heavy in A Pickle

SHAH ALAM: TH Heavy in a pickle. If you read the local business pages, you will be aware that TH Heavy Engineering (THHE) Sdn Bhd, is likely to be delisted from Bursa Malaysia. In fact the shares of THHE have been suspended from the Bursa since December 10. It would […]

Malaysian Defence

THHE Buys Destini Shipbuilding Venture

SHAH ALAM: THHE buys Destini’s shipbuilding venture. Urus Jemaah Sdn Bhd subsidiary, THHE Bhd is buying its partner Destini Bhd’stake in a ship building company for RM121,131. The company is of course the one building the MMEA’s OPV. Malaysian Defence had previously reported on this before. From The Star: “The […]

MMEA OPV
Malaysia- MMEA

Names For MMEA OPVs

SHAH ALAM: Names for MMEA OPVs. The MMEA, it appears has decided that the three OPVs being built by THHE-Destini JV will be named after state royal towns. The first of class MMEA 1800 OPV will be named KM Kota Bharu, the second KM Kuala Kangsar and the third KM […]

MMEA OPV
Malaysia- MMEA

Further Update of MMEA OPV

SHAH ALAM: Further update of the MMEA OPV. As reported previously, the first of class MMEA OPV, built by the THHE Destini JV, is expected to be launched late this year. Work on the three ships are progressing well, I am told, with 54 per cent work already completed. The […]