Defence Contract

Maharaja Lela is off the Hardstand, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: A day after Malaysian Defence posted on PCU Maharaja Lela, Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin visited the Lumut naval base and Lumut Naval Shipyard (Lunas) and announced that the LCS project was on track and on schedule. Khaled said that the ship was down-slip on May 23 and […]

Defence Contract

Maharaja Lela is off the hardstand

SHAH ALAM: AS reported previously it was planned under the sixth supplementary contract that the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela – will be put into water or using the technical term – down slip – in May, this year. The down slipping took place on May 21 based on […]

Defence Contract

IPMS on LCS All Good

SHAH ALAM: Lumut Naval Shipyard (Lunas) on May 17 held a signing ceremony with L3HARRIS MAPPS Sdn Bhd of the Critical Design Review of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the LCS project. The signing ceremony, according to Lunas, marks a pivotal step forward in ensuring the efficiency and […]

Defence Contract

Mast on the Maharaja Lela

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the Lumut Naval Shipyard (Lunas) has installed parts of the ship sensor module – likely the radome which contained the main radar sensor – on the Maharaja Lela, the first LCS. This is a break from the method adopted by Naval Group for the Gowinds, […]

Defence Contract

First LCS Down Slip Delayed?

SHAH ALAM: In his testimony to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in January this year, Defence Ministry secretary-general DS Isham Ishak said that the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela – is expected to be put into water (down slip) on schedule this May. That said, he said a slight […]

Public Accounts Committee

Not Shocking or Worrying at All

SHAH ALAM: Despite Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Mas Emieyarti Samsudin statement last month that the committee was shocked and worried about the delays into the LCS, it appears that it was much ado about nothing. The PAC report which was made public today revealed that the LCS project had […]

Defence Contract

Its Lunas Langkawi Shipyard Now

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that Boustead Heavy Industry Corporation Bhd (BHIC) has not only sold off Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) to MOF Incorporated company, Ocean Sunshine Sdn Bhd, it has also divested the Boustead Langkawi Shipyard Sdn Bhd to the same entity. Now Lumut Naval Shipyard or Lunas […]

LTAT

LTAT left Leaderless, Updated.

SHAH ALAM: Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) – the Armed Forces Fund Board – is left leaderless after its chairman TS Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed retired yesterday. LTAT issued a statement that he had retired. His retirement came a week after the resignation of the CEO Ahmad Nazim Abd […]