Defence Shows

DSA 2016, Final Day

KUALA LUMPUR: DSA 2016 closed its doors this evening and immediately it was announced that the next installment will be held in 2018. “I am pleased to announce that DSA 2018 will be held from 16 to 18 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur” Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said […]


Will There Be LIMA Next Year?

SHAH ALAM: Will there be LIMA next year. It’s about a year before the next instalment of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace show rolls into the picture. However, everyone remained in the dark as when is the exact dates for the 2017 event. And before they could fix the […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Fulcrum and Retirement

SHAH ALAM: IN my post about the RMK11, I mentioned the political considerations as one of the reasons for the retirement of RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrum fleet. Without approved funding in RMK11, the Fulcrum will simply grind out of service without any fanfare. However as I had reported (the post is […]

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Malaysia -RMN

LCS contract awarded to BNS

PETALING JAYA: It appears I spoke too soon. From the AFP and BSKL announcement page, it appears that BNS has gotten its LOA from the govt to build the SGPV/LCS or frigate. And more importantly the ceiling price has gone up to RM9 billion. Yes its the ceiling price, it […]

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Malaysian Defence

The Great Escape?

PETALING JAYA: Several years back when Lima was held in November (mostly due to the fasting month most of the flight days were either rained out or downgraded due to low clouds. This year’s Lima is being held in December – 6 to 8 which traditionally for Langkawi is a […]

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Defence Shows

Chinese Made Trainer Debuts at Maks 2009

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=left] KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese made advanced jet trainer Falcon L-15 developed by China‚Äôs Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group appeared in the Russian International Air Show, being held starting on August 18. The manufacturer claimed that the Falcon has a pneumatic platform with a three-axle and four-redundancy […]

Malaysian Army

Lima 2009. Preview

LANGKAWI: LIMA 2009, Preview. This is my first posting from Langkawi. No updates yet but I would like to offer to offer condolences to the families of the three paratroopers killed in today’s incident. It was an accident that could have been avoided. The wind around Langkawi has been gusting […]