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Kuwaiti Hornets, Next Change or Coming Soon

SHAH ALAM: National news agency, Bernama reported yesterday that a RMAF delegation is scheduled to visit Kuwait next month to discuss the procurement of the country’s fleet of Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. It quoted RMAF chief TS Asghar Khan as saying that the Kuwaiti Air Force as having thirty-nine single seat […]

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Will We?

SHAH ALAM: In the post yesterday, we know that Indonesia has bought twelve ex-Qatari Air Force Mirage 2000-5 for US$745 million (RM3.44 billion). The figure is about RM800 million short of our own buy of 18 brand new Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 FLIT/LCA. So, the question here is whether […]

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What’s Up Flanker?

SHAH ALAM: What’s up Flanker. For those keeping up on defence matters on Malaysian Defence and others will be aware that the RMAF is keeping its MRCA fleet – the F/A-18 Hornets and Sukhoi Su-30MKM – beyond 2030. In the next few years – if it happens – the Hornet […]

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More on LCS and LMS Batch 2

SHAH ALAM: In a post earlier on LMS Batch 2, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan was reported as saying that he will be going to Turkiye to negotiate the procurement of the LMS Batch 2 from that country. He was speaking in Parliament as part of the 2023 budget approval […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tunisia in Talks To Purchase Kuwaiti Hornets

SHAH ALAM: Tunisia is reportedly in talks with Kuwait to purchase its Hornet fleet, an African based blog is reporting. Military Africa on its Twitter handle stated: Tunisia in talks with Kuwait for the purchase of the Kuwaiti F-18 Hornets. The F-18 Hornets will likely be modernized in the United […]