Malaysian Defence

Better Late Than Never

SHAH ALAM: Its better late than never, so the saying goes. When I first heard about the decision to order the MD-530G Light Scout Armed Helicopters in October last year, I expected that it will be delivered by 2017, at the earliest. How could it be delivered in 2016 when […]

Malaysian Army

Helicopter Crew Protection

SHAH ALAM: AS previously reported we are getting four ex-Brunei Blackhawk helicopters most likely this September – once the most important stuff are finalised and is paid off. We are also supposed to take delivery two out of six MD530G light scout attack helicopters by year end. Both helicopters are […]

Defence Contract

DSA 2016, Day 2

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin today – more or less – confirmed that the Blackhawks we are getting from Brunei will be procured instead of a donation. Its more or less as the defence minister did not say it himself but he left it to the ministry’s deputy […]

Malaysian Army

Army 83rd Birthday

SHAH ALAM: The Army celebrated its 83rd birthday yesterday (March 1) and its obvious its feeling the pain of the current economic downturn though so far the plans announced earlier remained intact. However, the delivery of new assets will be “slowed” down to reflect the challenging fiscal environment. Speaking at […]


MD Helicopters Confirms MD530G Buy

SHAH ALAM: MD Helicopters, the manufacturer of the MD530G light scout attack helicopters has confirmed that Malaysia is buying six examples of the aircraft. Malaysian Defence had reported that the deal for the helicopters was signed in November. The deal was confirmed early this year. The full release from MD […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MD530G Contract Confirmed

SHAH ALAM: DEFENCE Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein confirmed today that the contract for the Light Scout Attack Helicopter was signed recently. “We have put in a new order for (the) Light Scout Attack Helicopter, the contract has been signed,” he told reporters at the Subang airbase. He did not […]