Malaysia- MMEA

Launch of NGPC Delayed

SHAH ALAM: The launch of the first New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) has been delayed. In the previous post, I reported that the ceremony will be held this month. Read Here. However, I have been informed that it will be delayed indefinitely. There is nothing wrong with the ship, its […]

Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA OPV, Part…

SHAH ALAM: MMEA OPV. As mentioned in the previous posts, the MMEA is getting three new build OPVs. The basic design of these vessels was outlined in the interview with the MMEA DG last April. As for the builder it will likely be the JV of two subsidiary companies of […]

Malaysian Defence

Another Perspective on the LMS

Guest Post by ,,, SHAH ALAM: Another Perspective on the LMS. A lot has been said about TLDM’s 15 to 5 Armada Transformation Programme that includes a new ship concept called the Littoral Mission Ship (LMS). Some points that is known about the LMS requirement by TLDM: – 18 ships […]

Malaysia- MMEA

TH Heavy Engineering and OPV

SHAH ALAM: TH Heavy Engineering Bhd, owned 30 per cent by Tabung Haji – the haj pilgrimage fund – is the company which is negotiating the contract for the MMEA OPV project. The company released a statement yesterday in regard to a query by Bursa Malaysia. Malaysian Defence has reported […]

Malaysia- MMEA

MMEA OPV…

SHAH ALAM: A Bernama story on MMEA patrol boats last month, got some people all excited though it did not reveal anything. The Bernama story published on June 23- among others said that the agency will be getting nine new vessels – six patrol boats and three OPVs. What’s so […]

Malaysia -police

Giant Patrol Vessels

SHAH ALAM: THE PDRM is supposed to get the allocation to procure a number of giant patrol vessels, according to a report by Bernama on Tuesday. Well at least in the Bahasa Malaysia version of that report, as the English one say: Giant Patrol Vehicles! The reports quoted PDRM director […]

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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

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 […]