Defence Contract

South African UAVs for MMEA’s OPVs

SHAH ALAM: As OPV1 is patrolling the South China Sea, the fact that the ship will be equipped with an UAS will certainly helped extend its range. In the press release issued by MMEA on the formal delivery of OPV1/KM Tun Fatimah early this month, it was mentioned that the […]

Defence Contract

Tender Log jam

SHAH ALAM: As we wait for the Home Ministry’s decision on how to complete MMEA’s delayed OPV2 and OPV3, we must look back at had happened within the last one year or so. And it is not very hopeful. For example, we know that the tender for four helicopters for […]

Defence Contract

MMEA Takes Delivery of OPV1

SHAH ALAM: The MMEA has taken delivery of its locally built ship, OPV1 last night. Home Ministry Secretary-general Datuk Ruji Ubi officiated the ceremony at the TH Heavy Engineering (THHE) Fabricators jetty at Pulau Indah, Port Klang on December 2. The delivery of OPV1/KM Tun Fatimah was 16 months late […]

Defence Contract

Fire Retardant Belts and Boots For the FRU

SHAH ALAM: On December 7, IGP TS Razaruddin Hussain announced that the Home Ministry has approved an allocation of RM22 million for the procurement of vehicles, anti-riot dogs and firearms for the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU). The recapitalisation of the FRU, it appears, has already started with the procurement of […]

MMEA

The Grinch Strikes Again

SHAH ALAM: MMEA was all set to take delivery of its first locally built OPV – PCU Tun Fatimah – at the THHE Fabricators Sdn Bhd at Pulau Indah, Port Klang today (December 14, 2023), but the ceremony was cancelled at the last minute. The media including Malaysian Defence received […]

MMEA

Sixth MMEA DG Appointed

SHAH ALAM: Admiral Maritime Hamid Mohd Amin, 59, has been appointed as the director-general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), better known as the Malaysian Coast Guard, today. He replaced Admiral Maritime Mohd Zubil Mat Som who retired last March. Hamid is the sixth director-general of the MMEA. Hamid […]

budget

National Security Budget 2024

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia will spend RM38.7 for the national security sector in 2024, an increase of some RM2.5 billion from this year budget. This is in contrast for the overall 2024 budget of RM393.8 billion which is lower than this year’s estimate of RM397.1 billion. And the Defence Ministry 2024 […]

Defence Contract

Tender for Marine Interceptors Closed

SHAH ALAM: The tender for the Marine police interceptors closed on September 28 and 11 bidders have qualified for the initial review. As reported previously, the Home Ministry issued a tender for the supply of five fast patrol craft (FPC) for the Marine police. The tender was published on August […]

Defence Contract

Tender For GOF APC Closes

SHAH ALAM: Back in June, Malaysian Defence posted on the tender for four armoured personnel carrier (APC) for the General Operations Force of the RMP/PDRM. The tender opened on June 16 and closed on July 26. The tender specifications called for an APC with a turbo-diesel engine with no less […]

Kementerian Dalam Negeri

Another RFB for MMEA Mothership?

SHAH ALAM: Back in June, Malaysian Defence reported about the cancelled tender for the MMEA multi-purpose mission ship (MPMS) and the fact that the design was supposed to be from Fassmer. It will be the second ship design for MMEA if it is selected. The second one after the NGPC. […]