Defence Contract

Talks On Upgrading The Kedah Class

SHAH ALAM: Even though LMS Batch 2 was the underlying factor at LIMA 2023, there was also talk on upgrading the Kedah-class ships or known in the RMN as the Skuadron 17 Patrol Vessel (PV). PV17 Squadron is the formal name for the six-strong Kedah class ships, namely KD Kedah […]


Still in Purgatory…LCS Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan had more to say in Parliament yesterday about the LCS apart from what was reported earlier. As Parliament has yet to publish its official Hansard (statement) Malaysian Defence had to rely on what was reported by Air Times again. The report said the […]

Defence Contract

What Happened to the NSM?

SHAH ALAM: What happened to the NSM? On April 5, the Australian government announced the acquisition of AUS$3.5 billion (RM11 billion) worth of missiles and mines for its Defence Force (ADF). The weapons are the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) for the Royal Australian Air Force; the Naval […]

Malaysia -RMN

Kongsberg Confirmed NSM for LCS

SHAH ALAM: Norwegian multinational, Kongsberg Defence Systems, has announced an LOA from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for the supply of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and its related equipment. In a release issued today, Kongsberg stated that it has received a Letter of Award worth approximately 20 million EURO with […]

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Malaysia -RMN

Spreading the Joy

KUALA LUMPUR: IT appears with the LCS/Laksamana class programme underway (sort of), the RMN is pushing for the upgrades to the Kedah class ships for the second part of RMK10. RMN chief Tan Sri Aziz Jaafar made clear the priority during an interview ahead of the 79th anniversary of the […]