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Par The Course

SHAH ALAM: Par the course. It appears that the Ismail Sabri administration will continue with the plans formulated by the Armed Forces for the last decade which was codified into the 2019 Defence White Paper. This was expected as the administration have only some 14 months to go before the […]

Defence Contract

Egypt Buys Additional Rafales

SHAH ALAM: Egypt buys additional Rafales. Dassault Aviation today announced that the Egypt has decided to purchase 30 additional Rafales for its air force. With the new addition the Egyptian Air Force will operate 54 Rafales in the near future, making it the biggest export user of the multi-role aircraft. […]

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C Etait La Rafale

SHAH ALAM: C Etai La Rafale, It was the Rafale. Back on April Fools Day 2017 I wrote a post – in French no less – that the government had signed a contract for the Dassault Rafales. We did not of course, though we came close in just a few […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets, Plan B

SHAH ALAM: Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets. Actually one could add legacy Hornets as well but that’s a mouthful for a headline. As you are aware the French Air Force (FAF) is sending three Dassault Rafales for a tour of Southeast Asia in mid August or early September. Apart from […]

Malaysia - RMAF

UK Deal For Typhoons Or Losing Them

SHAH ALAM: Reuters is reporting that BAE Systems will provide Malaysia a UK government-backed financing deal if it decides to replace its fleet of combat jets with the Eurofighter Typhoon, senior company officials said. In the meantime, a UK publication, the Sun, is warning that UK risks losing all defense […]