Defence Contract

Close To Delivery MD530G

SHAH ALAM: Close to delivery MD530G. It appears that the MD Helicopter MD530G light scout attack helicopters is close to be delivered. I am basing this on two Twitter posts from a Vertical Mag journalist who was given an opportunity to fly on the helicopters in the last couple of […]

Defence Contract

June 2021 MD503G Delivery Date

SHAH ALAM: The first batch of the MD530G light scout attack helicopters destined for the Army air wing is expected to be delivered in June 2021, said Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri today. He said the MD Helicopters built light helos would be delivered after undergoing evaluation and certification process. […]

Tentera Darat

Three MD530Gs Helicopters Ready

SHAH ALAM: Three MD530Gs helicopters ready. Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri told Parliament today that MD Helicopters had completed the manufacture three out of six MD530G light scout attack helicopters contracted for the Army. He said the helicopters however has yet to be certified due to the travel restrictions imposed […]

Tentera Darat

Troubles at MD Helicopters

SHAH ALAM: Troubles at MD Helicopters. MD Helicopters is in the spotlight again with news that its CEO Lyn Tilton has resigned from the company. She resigned from the company as a court ordered her to sell the company to repay her debts in her holding company. From Flight Global […]

Defence Contract

Going, Going… Gone Part 2…

SHAH ALAM: Going, going..gone part 2. It appears that the deal for six MD Helicopters MD530G light scout attack helicopters is likely to be cancelled. Defence Minister Mohamed Sabu told the Parliament today that “the government probably need to go to court over the six helicopter deal made by the […]


Going, Going, Gone…

SHAH ALAM: Going, Going, Gone. The government wants to cancel the deal for the MD530G light scout attack helicopter and the MH109A5 self propelled howitzer. It is unclear why they want to cancel both contracts though this is likely as a result of the review ordered by the current government […]

Malaysian Army

Report Lodged On MD530G Deal

SHAH ALAM: Report lodged on MD530G deal. Bernama, the national news agency today reported that the Defence Ministry has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency (MAAC) regarding the MD530G deal for the Army. The Bernama report PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) — The Defence Ministry today lodged a […]

Malaysian Army

Fight The Horde

SHAH ALAM: Fight the horde. The Army is set to receive the first batch of MD Helicopters MD530Gs light scout attack helicopter, early next year, it newly appointed head Jen Hasbullah Nawawi said today. He says the helicopters will be received in batches. He says testing of the helicopters – […]

Malaysian Army

105mm Light Guns Going Airborne

PORT DICKSON: 105mm Light Guns Going Airborne. The new Nexter 105mm LG-1 howitzers will requip the 10th Para artillery regiment which currently uses the 105mm pack howitzers. Army chief Gen Zulkiple Kassim says the first batch of guns will be delivered late this year with full delivery expected in 2019. […]

Malaysian Army

Good Deal Perhaps

SHAH ALAM: A Good Deal Perhaps.It appears that the contract for the six MD530G light attack helicopter seemed to be a good deal, after all, at least based on the contract price. At DSA 2016 the government signed a RM321 million contract for the supply of the MD530G inclusive of […]