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Naval Group at LIMA 19

SHAH ALAM: Naval Group at LIMA 19. LIMA is an opportunity to reinforce Naval Group’s long-lasting presence in Malaysia and to reiterate Naval Group’s commitment as the major industrial partner to Malaysia. Naval Group is grateful for the trust of the Royal Malaysian Navy and is proud to provide technological […]

Asean and Malaysia

Carry On, Carry On

JAKARTA: Carry On. Carry On. Although funding for the new MPA and MRSS has yet to be found, likely in RMK12, the technical work on them is continuing. This is of course normal as specifications and technical requirements must be ready when funding is available. RMN chief Adm Kamarulzaman Badaruddin […]

Malaysia -RMN

Out In The Open

SHAH ALAM: Out in the open. The parliament started its second session after the May 9 general elections on Monday (Oct. 15) with the 2019 budget expected to be table this November 2. The government is also expected to table the mid-term review of the RMK11 during the same session. […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS As Well, Plan B Shorts

SHAH ALAM: MRSS as well, Plan B Shorts. In Malaysian Defence polls, the most favored MRSS design was the Damen Enforcer beating the Makassar class and the China made LPD. And it seemed that the MRSS was the next ship to be build under the RMN’s 15 to 5 plan […]

Malaysia -RMN

LOI For MRSS Soon

SHAH ALAM: LOI for MRSS soon? RMN chief Admiral Kamarulzaman Badaruddin says the navy will make public the chosen design of the MRSS at the upcoming DSA 2018 exhibition. He declined to name the design however. “It will be a surprise for the show” he says. Kamarulzaman says by making […]

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Two Contenders for MRSS

LANGKAWI: Two Contenders for MRSS. Despite the MOU between Boustead and PT PAL, there is yet no guarantee that they will get the contract to build the MRSS. Facing off against the offering is a contender from China though it is not clear which ship or the shipyard yet. Although, […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS On The Horizon, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Days after MRSS on The Horizon posting, I received three comments asking me to check out a report by Jakarta Post that PT Pal will be signing the contract for the ship, this August. I am unable to post the report here, unfortunately, as it is protected by […]

Malaysia -RMN

MRSS On The Horizon?

SHAH ALAM: MRSS on the horizon? At the Indodefence Show last November, Boustead Naval Shipyard signed a MOU with Indonesian-state owned firm, PT PAL, to colloborate on a possible multi-role support ship contract. Following the MOU, I reported that the MRSS project – four of which being sought under the […]

Defence Shows

Indonesia Sojourn

SHAH ALAM: AS hinted in my LMS piece, I was in Indonesia last week for a business trip. Specifically I was attending the Indo Defence Show and Forum 2016 which ran from Nov. 2 to 5. I went to the show to look for stories for my other jobs as […]

Malaysian Defence

8 Things We are NOT Getting in RMK11

SHAH ALAM: BEFORE we start, let me say that this is not the official RMK11 Dump list. Its just the Malaysian Defence’s Eight Things We Are Not Getting in RMK11. Why eight? Because eight is supposed to be a lucky number. Further more I am pretty sure the eight items […]