Defence Contract

New Equipment for 401 Squadron

SHAH ALAM: RMAF Air Operations Command Headquarters has issued ten quotation notices for the supply and delivery of various equipment and items for the 401 Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) Skuadron at the Labuan airbase. The equipment being sought are sixty ballistic helmets; body armour vest with hard plates (84); […]

Defence Contract

Kuwaiti Hornets, Next Change or Coming Soon

SHAH ALAM: National news agency, Bernama reported yesterday that a RMAF delegation is scheduled to visit Kuwait next month to discuss the procurement of the country’s fleet of Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. It quoted RMAF chief TS Asghar Khan as saying that the Kuwaiti Air Force as having thirty-nine single seat […]

Defence Contract

Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod for RMAF

SHAH ALAM: RMAF is set to buy ten Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods and related equipment for its F/A-18D Hornet for an estimated cost of $80 million or some RM379 million. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) made the announcement on May 6. Once it is delivered, the Sniper pod […]

Defence Contract

Second Hornet Returns To Service

SHAH ALAM: RMAF today took delivery of F/A-18D M45-07 after the completion of her Local Planned Maintenance 12 Years (LPM12Y) programme at the Butterworth airbase. She is the second Hornet to undergo the LPM12Y programme after tail number 01. RMAF took delivery of 01 on January 5, last year. RMAF […]

Defence Contract

Fire Fighting Tenders For RMAF

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry has issued a MTO tender to deliver eight Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle (ARFFV) for RMAF. The eight vehicles will be shipped from Port of Savona in Italy to Subang airbase material depot. The eight ARFFV is manufactured by Magirus Italy at its plant in […]

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 […]

Exercise

SOV Cleared For Air Transport

SHAH ALAM: The Cendana Auto Special Operations Vehicle (SOV), it appears, have been cleared for tactical air landing operations from RMAF C130 Hercules transporter. The SOV is operated by the GGK replacing the previous Vamtac SOV for such operations. The new SOV was delivered to GGK last year. The initial […]

Defence Contract

Italy Looking Beyond P-72s

SHAH ALAM: Naval News is reporting that Italy is looking for a new, more capable maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to deliver anti-submarine warfare (ASW) output to counter an increasing submarine threat in the Mediterranean Sea. The report says: Italy’s current multi-mission MPA – the Leonardo P-72A – does not carry […]