Malaysian Defence

The End Is Near

SHAH ALAM: The End is Near. It appears that the Gempita 8X8 production is reaching the end. Denel, one of the biggest suppliers for the programme announced last week that it had supplied the 100th turret from the 122 ordered by Deftech. The programme would have been completed last year […]

Malaysian Army

Ingwe Missile Firing at Gemas

SHAH ALAM: Ingwe Missile. The Army conducted the first firings of the Denel Ingwe missiles from the Gempita AFV30 ATGW armoured vehicles at the firing range at Kem Sirajuddin in Gemas today. Two Gempitas took part in the missile firings. Only BTDM Online covered the exercise which also included the […]

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 […]

Malaysian Defence

Mortars and Submarine Rescue

SHAH ALAM: TRAWLING the e-tender website of the Defence Ministry is a tedious affair but sometimes it has its rewards. For example, in August, there was a tender for a multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to transport “60mm mortar bomb, high explosive (HE), anti personnel and anti-material (MAPAM) for the Malaysian […]

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Malaysian Army

AV8 Things..

SHAH ALAM: Thanks to FareedLHS, we now have more information on the AV8.According to FareedLHS:”It looks like SIPRI updated their arms transfer database, because there are some items listed for the AV8 that I don’t believe were listed the last time I looked a few months ago.” According to SIPRI […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012 Special

PETALING JAYA: I have written on various occasions on the AV8 and it is obvious that I am not so keen about the programme. The main reason for my reticence is mainly on the cost of the programme: RM7.65 billion for 257 vehicles and not on the procurement itself. Especially […]