Parliament

Some Things Never Change

SHAH ALAM: The town of Lumut and the parliamentary constituency is the location of the RMN main naval base which bears the same name. It used to be known as RMN fleet headquarters until the service decided to split its fleet into two, the Western and Eastern commands. As it […]

Defence Contract

LCS Work To Restart Next Month

SHAH ALAM: Work on the LCS project is expected to start this September, RMN Chief Admiral TS Rahman Ayob said today. Speaking to the media in Kota Kinabalu today, he said the resumption of work was starting after the signing of the sixth supplementary contract on May 26. As reported […]

Defence Contract

Cousin of Kedah

SHAH ALAM: In an earlier report on the LMS Batch 2, Malaysian Defence had reported that there were four 92-meter sized ships being offered for the programme. Two ships are from Turkey – the Dearsan C92 corvette and TAIS Shipyard with its 92-meter OPV and the South Korean Hyundai Heavy […]

Airshow

The Perfect Size For LMS Batch 2?

SHAH ALAM: Turkish shipbuilder, STM, showcase at LIMA 2023 was among the most visited the booth at the show with a string of visitors from RMN and others coming to see the scale model of the Ada-class corvette. It was the most frequented model of the whole show, I believed. […]

RMN

Second MOH in Peninsula

SHAH ALAM: The third AW139 Maritime Operations Helicopter (MOH) – tail number M503-3 – has undertaken the 2500km journey from Kota Kinabalu to Lumut, in time for the RMN’s 89th anniversary parade held at the Lumut naval base today. Tail number 1 flew to Lumut last January. Both helicopters were […]

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Defence Minister In Turkiye

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan is in Turkiye today for a two-day official visit. In his social media post, Mohamad said that he arrived at the Istanbul Grand Airport and met on arrival by the Malaysian ambassador to the country; Consul general and the Defence Attache. He left […]

Defence Contract

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 […]

Defence Contract

LMS Batch 2 Its Turkiye

SHAH ALAM: LMS Batch 2, Its Turkiye. Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament today that he will be going to Turkiye soon to negotiate the procurement of the Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2. He said that the Prime Minister had ordered him to go Turkiye to speak with his […]

Defence Contract

Not an LMS Batch 2 Candidate

SHAH ALAM: Not an LMS Batch 2 candidate. An Algerian Navy El Moutassadi – pennant number 940 – corvette came alongside the National Hydrographic Centre at Port Klang on March 3. The ship likely stopped here for refuel and rest break following its delivery from China. Algerian Navy previous visit […]

budget

LMS Batch 2 In 2023 Budget

SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister DS Anwar Ibrahim announced that the LMS Batch 2 will be procured with funds from the 2023 national budget, he tabled in Parliament (February 24) today. He did not say how many ships will be funded, but RMN had stated previously, it wanted at least three […]