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MRSS After 30 Years, Probably

SHAH ALAM: Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday that the government will finally approve the funding for the RMN’s multi-role support ship in RMK13, some 30 years after it was proposed. Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari said RMN 15 to 5 Transformation Plan called for the procurement of three MRSS […]

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When It Rains

KUALA LUMPUR: When It Rains. Deftech is partnering with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to offer the Anka MALE UAV for the Armed Forces. If the deal is approved six Anka UAV and a single ground station will be purchased, initially. More details is available here (registration required) A full size […]

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MPA Upgrades

KUALA LUMPUR: MPA and Upgrades. No contracts for the upgrades of the Nuri, Hawks and Hercules were signed at the recently concluded DSA 2018 although it was promised ahead of the show. However Indonesian Aerospace the manufacturer of RMAF CN-235s was awarded a three year MRO contract by the government. […]

Malaysian Army

Optics Galore – DSA 2018 Shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: Optics galore. All of the Army’s infantry units equipped with M4 carbines and FN Minimis are issued with combat optics for operations. The optics are not issued for parades, displays and training exercises, says an Army officer familiar with the matter. He did not say why the Army […]

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Nexter 105LG1 Contract Confirmed

KUALA LUMPUR: A day after the 105LG1 contract was left out from the contract signing ceremony at DSA 2018, the contract has been confirmed. Nexter issued a release today confirming the contract The release The Ministry of Defense, Malaysia announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for […]

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China LHD – DSA 2018 Shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: China LHD. Its appears that I was misinformed about one of the MRSS models that was displayed at the RMN’s booth at DSA 2018. I posted earlier that it’s mini-Dokdo type LHD. I was told that’s its actually a model of a China made Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). […]


PGA Getting New Guns – DSA 2018 Shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: The General Operations Force or Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) is replacing the legendary Colt M16A1 assault rifle with another Colt fiream, the Advance Colt Carbine – Monolithic (ACC-M). The first batch of some 3000 ACC-M has already been delivered by SMEO last year while another batch of around […]

Malaysian Army

GGK LSV – DSA 2018 Shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: GGK LSV. Most of are you are aware that the Special Services Group or Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) operates a small number of Glover Webb Light Strike Vehicles (LSV). These vehicles are long in the tooth and with the recent RM50 million allocation for the GGK the Army […]