Malaysia- MMEA

Its KM Tun Fatimah…

SHAH ALAM: Bandar Tun Razak MP DS Wan Azizah Wan Ismail named MMEA’s first locally built – KM Tun Fatimah -pennant number 8305 – in a ceremony at the Kuching port in Kuching, Sarawak today (March 2, 2024). Wan Azizah is the wife of DS Anwar Ibrahim, PMX. Tun Fatimah […]

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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 […]

Malaysia- MMEA

OPV1 at Hydrographic Centre

SHAH ALAM: MMEA’s first locally built OPV – OPV1/KM Tun Fatimah – is now berthed at the RMN National Hydrographic Centre jetty in Pulau Indah, Port Klang. The move to the RMN’s jetty was two days after her official delivery ceremony. Her move to the jetty indicated that she is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Good To Go, KM Tun Fatimah?

SHAH ALAM: Although her official handing over ceremonies were delayed twice – and many false starts – it appears MMEA first locally built OPV – KM Tun Fatimah/OPV1 – is already in its books. Malaysian Defence was told that the ship has been handed over to MMEA even without the […]

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More MMEA Ships to Sarawak

SHAH ALAM: MMEA is scheduled to receive OPV1 on November 27, its deputy director-general (Operations) Vice Admiral (Maritime) Hamid Mohd Amin said on November 4 in Kuching. Once delivered – OPV1 – built by THHE Sdn Bhd at Pulau Indah – will be based in Kuching to boost the surveillance […]

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Sarawak MMEA To Get OPV This June

SHAH ALAM: Sarawak MMEA to get OPV this June. Sarawak MMEA is expected to receive its first Offshore Patrol Vessel this June. Its director First Admiral (M) Zin Azman Mohd Yunus said the OPV was supposed to be delivered earlier but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. He […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Coming Soon OPV

SHAH ALAM: Coming Soon OPV. It appears that MMEA first of class OPV – PCU Tun Fatimah – will not be launch this year. It is likely the OPV -pennant number 8305 – will be launch within the first quarter of 2021 instead. Malaysian Defence has reported that the Home […]