Defence Contract

Destini Awarded Army 70mm Rockets Contract

SHAH ALAM: Destini Bhd on June 27 announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Destini Prima Sdn Bhd (“DPSB”), accepted a letter of award from Defence Ministry for the procurement, supply, and delivery of 70mm rockets (2.72 inch) to the Army. The value of the contract is a RM18.75 million, the company […]

Defence Contract

FTD For MD530G LSAH

SHAH ALAM: Outgoing Army chief General TS Zamrose Mohd Zain officially launched Rejimen 883, the unit operating the six MD530 Light Scout Attack Helicopter (LSAH) for the Army Air Wing or Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD) on March 11. The ceremony was held at PUTD headquarters at the Mahkota Camp […]

Defence Contract

Its Galaxy Aerospace, Part…

SHAH ALAM: IT’s Galaxy Aerospace. In a previous post, Malaysian Defence wrote that Galaxy Aerospace Sdn Bhd won the bid for a slew of maintenance contracts for the two AW139 maritime operation helicopters (MOH). The two helicopters are operated by the RMN air wing at the Kota Kinabalu naval base. […]

Defence Contract

FAT Done, MD530Gs Now With the Army

SHAH ALAM: Destini Bhd has officially handed over the six MD 530G light scout attack helicopter to the Army, the company said today. The handover was made following the completion of the the Final Acceptance Test which deemed the helicopters as airworthy, the company said in release/announcement to Bursa Malaysia. […]

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Remember Me Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Remember me Part 2. Since someone asked about the answers to the LCS and MD530G, appended below are the full answers. Also shared is the answer regarding the attack on Ukraine by Russia. There are other answers on LTAT and the Sabah/Sarawak border issues though I am not […]

Defence Contract

Army Takes Delivery of MD530Gs

SHAH ALAM: The Army Air Wing has today (February 28, 2022) taken delivery of the six MD530Gs Light Strike Attack Helicopters (LSAH) ordered some seven years ago. The in-country delivery ceremony took place at the Invation Hangar 2 in Subang, a week after the helicopters arrived by sea. The formal […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Thailand Orders Boeing Little Birds

SHAH ALAM: The Joneses… Thailand buying Little Birds. Back in November, 2019, the US State Department announced the proposed sale to Thailand of eight Boeing AH-6I light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment in a deal worth $400 million (RM1.675 billion). It appears that contract has been finalized as the […]

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Ides of March

SHAH ALAM: Ides of March. According to Wikipedia, The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar, corresponding to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. The deadline for settling of debts seemed […]

Defence Contract

MUH To Beat LSAH Into Service? Updated

SHAH ALAM: MUH to beat LSAH Into Service? IT appears that the three RMN AW139 Maritime Utility Helicopter (MUH) will be in service much sooner than the MD530G Light Scout Attack Helicopter (LSAH). This will be a record of sorts for the Malaysian Armed Forces as the MUH deliveries are […]