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Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA OPV Programme

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA or APMM in Malay) has revealed more details of its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) programme, first announced by the Prime Minister in the 2016 budget. During the presentation, DS Najib Razak said the government will allocate RM864 million to the MMEA for […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

O&G Ships for Patrols?

SHAH ALAM: IT appears that APMM is moving towards using idle Oil and Gas (O&G) industry ships to augment its patrol fleet. Not much details on the proposed move yet apart from a tweet by APMM chief Datuk Ahmad Puzi Abd Kahar this morning. I am trying to get more […]

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defence Industry

Russian Pitching Continues

SHAH ALAM: ROSTEC Corporation – the state owned Russian company established to promote the country’s civil and defence exports – recently conducted a presentation of naval products to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officials. Among others Rostec representatives highlighted the latest and greatest […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

A German OPV for MMEA?

SHAH ALAM: TWO German-designs are said to be in the running for the project to replace the two 30-year-old Langkawi-class OPVs operated by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). Funding for the new OPVs was announced in the 2016 budget. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling the […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Thales Fulmar mini-UAV for NGPC

SHAH ALAM: Thales Fulmar mini-UAV has been selected for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC). Six of the NGPC is being built by Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering Sdn Bhd (DMS), a subsidiary of public-listed Destini Bhd. The UAV is among the major sub-systems of the […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

Aselsan SMASH RWS for NGPC?

SHAH ALAM: According to a press release, Turkish company Aselsan claimed it had secured a contract to supply its SMASH 30mm RWS for integration with 44 metre boats being built for the Malaysian Armed Forces. The release dated Sept 9, is published in Turkish (without any English translation) but the […]

Malaysia- MMEA

NGPC Contract Changed Hands…

SHAH ALAM: Destini Bhd – one of the few local defence companies listed in the KLSE – has become the builder of the APMM’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) through the acquisition of the company which originally won the contract. From the Star (July 23, 2015) : “KUALA LUMPUR: Destini […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

Original Winner of the NGPC

SHAH ALAM: Original Winner of the NGPC. In one of my posts about the search for the New Generation Patrol Craft for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), I mentioned that a re-tender was held after the other bidders complained about the winner. Since then I have also reported that […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Fassmer 43 Metre Design for NGPC

SHAH ALAM: Industry sources has told Malaysian Defence that a 43 metre design from Fassmer has been selected for the MMEA’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) project. The same design, albeit at 40 metres, are used for the Diana class patrol boats of the Royal Danish Navy and CPC-40 patrol […]

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Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA’s NGPC Part III

REPOST SHAH ALAM: IN the first installment of the MMEA’s NGPC project, I suggested that the boat was probably too small for its intended duties. Some readers concurred with me. I now admit that I was wrong to doubt the MMEA’s specifications. As mentioned previously the NGPC is supposed to […]