Defence Contract

BHICAS To Compete For MD530G MRO

SHAH ALAM: BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (BHICAS) will be competing in the open tender for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for helicopters operated by the Malaysian security services, said its CEO Sevvale Sarvaesvaran. Speaking at the DSA 2024 exhibition, Sevvale said three MRO contracts will be up for open […]

Defence Contract

Cloudy with No Black Hawks in Sight

SHAH ALAM: Malaysian Defence in previous three postings had written on the headwinds in the introduction of the four Black Hawk helicopters leased for the Army’s Air Wing or Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD). The contract for the four helicopters was signed at LIMA 2023. The current forecast is now […]

Defence Contract

Another Helicopter Tender in 2025?

SHAH ALAM: In his 2024 budget speech on October 13, PMX announced that RMAF will be getting twelve new helicopters as part of the national security sector allocation. Last month, Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin stated that the allocation for the new RMAF helicopters was RM2.8 billion, some RM1.2 billion […]

Defence Contract

Black Hawks in April or May?

SHAH ALAM: In two previous postings, Malaysian Defence wrote about the headwinds in the introduction of the four Black Hawk helicopters leased for the Army’s Air Wing or Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD). The contract for the four helicopters was signed at LIMA 2023. Now it appears PUTD is expecting […]

Defence Contract

Bad Moon Rising, Black Hawk Edition

SHAH ALAM: Back in 2015, Malaysian Defence posted that the armed forces was not getting the four Black Hawk helicopters that were to be gifted by Brunei. The cost of maintaining the helicopters was likely the main reason the government in the end decided not to take up the offer. […]

Defence Contract

Portuguese AF Fire Fighting Black Hawks

SHAH ALAM: Portuguese Air Force (PAF) on November 22 took delivery of two Black Hawk UH-60A helicopters configured for fire-fighting. The two are part of a six-helicopter deal ordered from US Black Hawk conversion specialist, Arista Aviation Services on August 12, 2022.’ The six-helicopter contract is worth US$47 million which […]

Tentera Darat

Gempita In Sandakan

SHAH ALAM: In a previous post previously, Malaysian Defence wrote that one of the users is 5 Kor Armor Di Raja. It is not actually. The Gempita that were pictured in the post are operated by 19 RAMD. In fact, the Gempita are now stationed with Bravo Company of the […]

Defence Contract

LIMA 2023 Contracts, Army

SHAH ALAM: IN the earlier article on the contracts signing ceremony at LIMA 2023, Malaysian Defence reported that 43 contracts, LOI and Letter of Agreement were signed or awarded on the third day of the show. The combined value of the deals is RM10.1 billion, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan […]

PUTD

Ready For Black Hawks

SHAH ALAM: It appears that Rejimen 882 (Nukleus) is now operating at its new camp adjacent to the Kuantan airbase is ready to take delivery of the leased Black Hawk helicopters and operate them. Malaysian Defence reported that the PUTD unit will be taking delivery of two out of four […]