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Lets Not Forget About the Mark V SOC

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the deal to purchase the whole fleet of F/A-18 Hornets from Kuwait may well be a reality going by the latest report. Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin met with the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Malaysia Rashed Mohamed Rashed AlSaleh at the Defence Ministry today. Among the […]

Defence Contract

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod for RMAF

SHAH ALAM: RMAF is set to buy ten Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods and related equipment for its F/A-18D Hornet for an estimated cost of $80 million or some RM379 million. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) made the announcement on May 6. Once it is delivered, the Sniper pod […]


A Broken Record

SHAH ALAM: A Broken record. In discussions on the FLIT-LCA and RMAF plans there were also talk on the plan to buy Kuwaiti Hornets. Most of the talk falls on the US not willing to allow us to buy them for various reasons. Actually, its not about whether the US […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Nothing To See Here

SHAH ALAM: Nothing to see here. The Kuwaiti Army through its social media – Twitter – has denied that the country is in negotiations with Malaysia for the use of its classic Hornets. The Kuwaiti Army post on Dece. 23 stated: The General Staff of the Army denies the news […]

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Still Waiting For You

SHAH ALAM: Still waiting for you. Malaysia wants to buy Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) Boeing F/A-18 Hornets but has yet to negotiate with the government of the Middle East country for the deal, Deputy Defence Minister DS Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz told Dewan Negara today. He said the planned purchase […]

Malaysian Defence

Oz Maintenance Work For Hornets

SHAH ALAM: Oz maintenance work for Hornets. At the Singapore Airshow 2020, a briefing by the 22nd Squadron revealed that they will be sending an F/A-18D Hornet to Australia for maintenance work. After some checking I was informed that the maintenance work is actually for the whole fleet with two […]

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The Long and Winding Road

SHAH ALAM: The long and winding road. In a post on the LCA, I commented that RMAF is not getting any new fighters at least until 2035. And today Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu told parliament basically the same thing. He also said in the near future, RMK12, the plan is […]