Malaysian Defence

Musical Chairs

SHAH ALAM: Musical chairs. As you are aware, Tun Mahathir Mohamad has been appointed an interim Prime Minister by the King today. The announcement was made following Tun Mahathir’s resignation as the 7th PM earlier in the day. His resignation also meant that the Pakatan Harapan coalition government, set up […]

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Condemned To Repeat It

SHAH ALAM: Condemned to repeat it. A check on Malaysian Defence’s archives revealed that there are 116 posts regarding the RMN Littoral Combat Ship. It is more than that actually as around 50-odd posts on the LCS had gone missing after the server failure, some three years ago. Long time […]

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Naval Group at LIMA 19

SHAH ALAM: Naval Group at LIMA 19. LIMA is an opportunity to reinforce Naval Group’s long-lasting presence in Malaysia and to reiterate Naval Group’s commitment as the major industrial partner to Malaysia. Naval Group is grateful for the trust of the Royal Malaysian Navy and is proud to provide technological […]

Malaysia -RMN

LCS Induction Year End

SHAH ALAM: LCS induction year end. RMN chief Adm Reza Sany today said that the navy is expected to induct the first two LCS by year end. This is wonderful news indeed compared to what we have been told last year. However as I was not able to able to […]

Malaysian Defence

2018, A Year in Review

SHAH ALAM: 2018, A Year in Review. With 2019 knocking the door already its time look wind back the clock and review what had happened in the last 12 months or so. Good or bad, the first thing to come into mind of 2018 was the May 9 general elections. […]

Malaysia -RMN

Run To The Hills

LUMUT: Run to the hills. Its now official, the RMN’s first of class LCS, the Maharaja Lela will not be able to make it to LIMA 19 next year as the ship is missing one vital piece of equipment. Infact Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) cannot confirm the delivery date for […]

Malaysia -RMN

Fourth LCS Keel Laying Ceremony

SHAH ALAM: Fourth LCS Keel Laying Ceremony. The keel laying ceremony for the fourth LCS is tentatively scheduled for October 31. And if the naming convention is followed, the fourth ship will be named Mat Salleh, in honour of the Sabah warlord who led a rebellion against the British in […]

Malaysia -RMN

Walk Like An Egyptian, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Walk Like An Egyptian, Part 2. In an earlier post, I reported that Egypt may well beat Malaysia in getting their first Gowind corvette. And indeed it had happened as the Egypt Navy took delivery of its first Gowind corvette last year. Now it appears that Egypt will […]

Malaysia -RMN

Broken Record

KUALA LUMPUR: Broken Record. The first of class LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela – is likely to be delivered to the RMN in 2019 without its major sub-system’s, its principal weapons. This was confirmed by Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd (BHIC) LCS programme Director Azhar Jumaat in an interview at […]

Malaysia -RMN

Light At The End of Tunnel

SHAH ALAM: Light At The End of The Tunnel. Although the government has agreed to the RMN’s 15 to 5 transformation plan, no further funds have been allocated apart from those for the six LCS. RMN chief Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman Baharuddin says however the planning for two MRSS was on […]