Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…More Details on the PN New OPV

SHAH ALAM: In a previous post, Malaysian Defence wrote about the 11 new ships the Philippines Navy is buying. Among the 11 ships are six OPVs which it is buying from South Korea. On June 27, the Philippine government signed a contract with South Korean shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) […]

Asean and Malaysia

Coming Home, Walk Like a Pinoy?

SHAH ALAM: Coming Home, walk like a Pinoy? The future BRP Jose Rizal, the Philippines Navy first guided missile frigate arrived in Subic Bay, Manila, late on May 23, 2020, some one month after its scheduled delivery. The delay is attributed to travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus. The […]

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Defence Contract

Two Wildcats for the Philippines

SHAH ALAM: Finmeccanica has announced that it has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The confirmation […]

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Malaysian Army

Arming the AW109s: the Easy Way

SHAH ALAM: THE Philippine Navy (PN) has taken the normal route or the easy way in weaponising or arming its AW109 helicopters unlike our own Malaysian Army. They simply used gun pods which is already certified for the helicopter by the manufacturer. According to a Janes report, the two of […]