LTAT

LTAT left Leaderless, Updated.

SHAH ALAM: Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) – the Armed Forces Fund Board – is left leaderless after its chairman TS Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed retired yesterday. LTAT issued a statement that he had retired. His retirement came a week after the resignation of the CEO Ahmad Nazim Abd […]

Malaysian Defence

Japan Fast Interceptor Boats

SHAH ALAM: Foreign Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan on December 18 that the Japan’s Official Security Assistance (OSA) grant aid announced two days earlier are drones and fast interceptor boats. The aid will be used for surveillance and monitoring of its maritime borders off Sabah’s east coast, an area under the […]

Malaysian Defence

Bulldog Gift For Tok Mat

SHAH ALAM: Foreign Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan was the guest of honour when KD Lekiu -pennant number 30 – fired two MBDA Exocet Block 2 missiles, north of Malacca Straits on December 14. The missile firings were the culmination of RMN Eks Taming Sari 22/2023. It is likely Mohamad was […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

New Defence Minister 2023

SHAH ALAM: Kota Tinggi MP and former Higher Education Minister, DS Khaled Nordin, 65, has been appointed as the 21st Defence Minister today (December 12 2023). He replaces DSU Mohamad Hasan, the Rembau MP who is now the Foreign Minister, part of the reshuffle of the PMX Cabinet. Mohamad was […]

Defence Contract

LOA For Long Range Radar

SHAH ALAM: The government today awarded the Letter of Award to Thales SA of France for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a single long-range radar. According to Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan the Thales GM400 radar will be installed in Bintulu, Sarawak. The LOA presentation was conducted at the […]

Defence Contract

FCR For KD Perak, Part 3

SHAH ALAM: Some four weeks after the FCR tender for KD Perak closed, three companies have now been shortlisted for the project. Malaysian Defence previously reported that five days after the closing, Eperolehan website has yet to specify the number of bidders and their bid prices. To recap, in early […]

budget

LCS, LMS Batch 2 and Radome

SHAH ALAM: The Dewan Rakyat in its sitting on November 23 passed the Defence Ministry budget for 2024 which is RM19.7 billion. This was simply procedural – the Dewan must pass all the agencies and ministries budget individually – even though the 2024 budget has been passed earlier. Anyhow as […]

Defence Contract

Spexer Radars Replacement in RMK13

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Dewan Rakyat on October 30 that the ministry is planning to procure six coastal surveillance radars for Eastern Sabah in RMK13 or in three years in time. The six radars will replace the Spexer CS radars which have been decommissioned last year […]

Defence Contract

Irony is Dead

SHAH ALAM: Former Defence Minister and Tanah Merah MP DS Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz spoke at length on the LCS at Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (October 19). His biggest issue with the LCS project is the fact that Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) was still entrusted with the job of completing […]

Defence Contract

First LCS To Be Ready by August 2024

SHAH ALAML Earlier this week, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament that the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela – will be delayed by a few months due to the ongoing process of nationalisation of the builder, Boustead Naval Shipyards (BNS). His deputy – Adly Zahari – on Thursday […]