Paras To UAE For Joint Exercise

SHAH ALAM: The Army is sending a company strong of paratroopers to the United Arab Emirates for a three-week long bilateral exercise – Desert Tiger 6/23 – in the Middle East country. The bulk of the paratroopers are from Ninth Royal Malay Regiment (Para) which is part of the 10th […]


M109s and Other Stuff

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence journalist, Dzirhan Mahadzir has written a long thread on the 2019 cancellation of the M109SPH on his Twitter account. Posted here are the thread with kind permission of course. Alright, as I promised, a thread on the Excess Defense Articles M109 and the story on it following.. […]

Defence Contract

First LCS By 2025?

SHAH ALAM: First LCS by 2025? In his wrap-up speech on the budget, Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein told Parliament today, that the RMN will take delivery of the first LCS by 2025. As that was the last line of his speech on the issue, it was unclear if it […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

Hishammudin Back at Jalan Padang Tembak

SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister DS Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced his Cabinet this morning. With just 15 months before the next general elections, most of the ministers appointed were from the previous Cabinet with DS Hishammudin Hussein swapping his role at Wisma Putra to Jalan Padang Tembak for his second stint […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

Who Will Be The New Defence Minister

SHAH ALAM: Who will be the new Defence Minister? I believed most of you are aware that PM8 is expected to resign this afternoon (August 16, 2021) and the King may or may not accept his recommendation for a successor or even appoint a new temporary chief executive to head […]

Malaysian Defence

Show Me The Money, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Show me the money, part 2. Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri has taken umbrage of his predecessor claims that the government had only taken the interest of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) instead of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in approving the resumption of the LCS project, which had […]


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 […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

Hardly Believe It

SHAH ALAM: Hardly believe it. It appears that the government is warming up to the idea of getting the Hornets soon to be retired by Kuwait. This is the impression I got when told that the proposal to get the Kuwaiti Hornets was being discussed during the various events held […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Light At The End Of ….

SHAH ALAM: Light At The End Of…Despite the doom and gloom it appears that the government is willing to fund the military’s wish list though it remains unclear what will actually be green lighted. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says the government will not cut budget allocation to the military. The […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

Minister Mat Sabu at Jalan Padang Tembak

SHAH ALAM: Kota Raja MP Mohamad Sabu better known as Mat Sabu came to the Defence Ministry at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur for his first official day as the Defence Minister. He was given a traditional welcome for a new minister, an honour guard from the 1st Battalion, Royal […]