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Bomba Getting Two AW189 Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: At last year’s LIMA 2015, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) director general told the media that the department had been approved for the procurement of two “heavy weight helicopters” under the 11th Malaysian Plan. The aircraft he was referring to, are known in the industry as super medium […]


MRCA: Updates, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: YES its a week after LIMA, I am only starting to write about the MRCA programme. It is just to show there is not much really moving on the MRCA even at the country’s premier airshow. Three of the MRCA candidates were present at LIMA 2015 but only […]

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LIMA 2015 Day 4: Not One But Two

LANGKAWI: The Malaysian Army today received two Nuri helicopters from the RMAF marking the start of its Air Wing transition into the troop transport and utility role. The two Nuri -in the very controversial digital camo- spotted the serial numbers M23-01 and M23-31. According to Army Chief Jen Tan Seri […]


LIMA 2015 Day 3: Contracts Confusion

LANGKAWI: Day 3 of LIMA 2015 kicked off with the contract signing ceremony, the true highlight of any airshow. As duly reported previously by Malaysian Defence, the deal for the MMEA’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) was one of the highlights of a rather sombre ceremony. “Please take note that […]


LIMA 2015: Day 1

LANGKAWI: LIMA 2015 opened today with a boom, literally outside the hall but inside its all quiet with one show daily headlining “No Contracts at LIMA” on its opening day edition. A little gloss was added to the show today however through the courtesy of the Fire and Rescue Department […]

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LIMA 2015 2nd Preview

LANGKAWI: AS I did not found out anything significant today, I might as well have a picture update. Anyhow, the biggest news to come out of LIMA 2015 today was the withdrawal of TNI-AU Jupiter aerobatic display team. The six surviving KT-1B aircraft flew off Langkawi around noon, a day […]