Malaysian Defence

Japan Fast Interceptor Boats

SHAH ALAM: Foreign Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan on December 18 that the Japan’s Official Security Assistance (OSA) grant aid announced two days earlier are drones and fast interceptor boats. The aid will be used for surveillance and monitoring of its maritime borders off Sabah’s east coast, an area under the […]

Lessons

Japan To Provide Rescue Boats To Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Japan is to provide rescue boats to Malaysia, Kyodo News reported today. It said that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed Saturday with his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim to supply rescue boats to the Southeast Asian nation’s military, with China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific in focus. […]

MMEA

The Grinch Strikes Again

SHAH ALAM: MMEA was all set to take delivery of its first locally built OPV – PCU Tun Fatimah – at the THHE Fabricators Sdn Bhd at Pulau Indah, Port Klang today (December 14, 2023), but the ceremony was cancelled at the last minute. The media including Malaysian Defence received […]

Defence Contract

More Sensors for Tun Fatimah

SHAH ALAM: Even though she was not handed over to the APMM on November 27, PCU Tun Fatimah took part in some portions of the current Eksesais Maritim Perkasa Barat. According to APMM release (below) Tun Fatimah will take part for four days in the exercise, from November 28 to […]

Defence Contract

Fassmer OPV for RSN

SHAH ALAM: Singapore Defence Ministry on November 20 announced it has signed a contract with German shipbuilder, Fassmer to acquire four OPVs to replace the existing Sentinel-class maritime security vessels. It said the ships are based on a proven OPV design by the German Federal police. The German Federal Police […]

MMEA

Sixth MMEA DG Appointed

SHAH ALAM: Admiral Maritime Hamid Mohd Amin, 59, has been appointed as the director-general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), better known as the Malaysian Coast Guard, today. He replaced Admiral Maritime Mohd Zubil Mat Som who retired last March. Hamid is the sixth director-general of the MMEA. Hamid […]

MMEA

More MMEA Ships to Sarawak

SHAH ALAM: MMEA is scheduled to receive OPV1 on November 27, its deputy director-general (Operations) Vice Admiral (Maritime) Hamid Mohd Amin said on November 4 in Kuching. Once delivered – OPV1 – built by THHE Sdn Bhd at Pulau Indah – will be based in Kuching to boost the surveillance […]