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 […]

Airshow

Singapore Airshow 2024

SHAH ALAM: The 2024 edition of the Singapore Airshow starts today at the Changi Exhibition Centre near the Changi International Airport today. The show will feature the largest number of flying teams performing their aerobatic manoeuvres, as well checking out firsts such as the Indian Air Force’s Sarang aerobatic team; […]

Defence Contract

MSA Project Complete

SHAH ALAM: It appears that RMAF MSA fleet is complete, with the third aircraft already operational with No 1 Skuadron at the Kuching airbase in Sarawak. Tail number 01 – which was the last to be sent to Bandung for the MSA conversion – was pictured at the airbase in […]

Defence Contract

VIP Nuris Being Sold

SHAH ALAM: RMAF two VIP Nuri helicopters – Agusta AS-61N1 – tail number M39-01 and M39-2 – are being disposed. However, it is unclear whether they had been offered for sale or the tender for them will be published soon. RMAF in a social media post on January 27 on […]

Malaysian Defence

More Female Flying Squadron COs

SHAH ALAM: Back in October, Malaysian Defence reported that RMAF had promoted the first female officer to lead a flying squadron. Now RMAF it appears has two more female flying squadrons CO. The second female CO is Lt Colonel Siti Solehah Abdullah who was promoted to the rank on Jan […]

Malaysia - RMAF

First Fulcrum as Gate Guard

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the first RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrum to be turn into a gate guard has left Kuantan airbase. A video on Facebook by Adam Johan dated January 4 showed tail number M43-06 being taken out from the base aircraft shelters and placed on a low-loader truck. In […]

Defence Contract

LOA For Long Range Radar

SHAH ALAM: The government today awarded the Letter of Award to Thales SA of France for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a single long-range radar. According to Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan the Thales GM400 radar will be installed in Bintulu, Sarawak. The LOA presentation was conducted at the […]