Malaysia - RMAF

Precautionary Landing at Kuching

SHAH ALAM: RMAF F/A-18D Hornet M45-06 made a precautionary landing at the Kuching International Airport today. The aircraft made the landing after the nose gear indicator failed to lit up even though the landing gear itself was working. The two seater was returning to Butterworth airbase from Labuan after taking […]

Malaysian Defence

Lead Agency For Maritime Surveillance

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Coast Guard (MMEA) has been designated as the lead agency for air surveillance of the country’s maritime domain. MMEA will coordinate the use of government air assets for surveillance duties, meaning it will be working together with RMAF and police. As you aware specialised airborne surveillance […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Grass Is Green

SHAH ALAM: Grass is Green. The air force conducted a firepower demonstration as part of the Eks Paradise 2017 at the Kota Belud air-to ground firing range in Sabah, yesterday, The range located near the town of Kota Belud is probably one of the most picturesque range in the country […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Hercules Belly Lands at Labuan

SHAH ALAM: A Hercules from the 20th Squadron on a temporary detachment to the Labuan airbase, belly landed at the runway, yesterday. The aircraft M30-14 landed on its belly as it could not lower its starboard rear landing gear likely to a technical fault. From New Straits Times The Defence […]

Malaysia - RMAF

LIFT, MRCA and More

BANGKOK: LIFT, MRCA and more. Far from the rain and humidity of Southeast Asia, RMAF long term plan has finally been articulated. At a Berlin conference on Tuesday, a two-star RMAF officer offered a glimpse into its current situation and the service’s view of the future. Here are some of […]

Malaysian Defence

Setting The Bar

SHAH ALAM: Setting the Bar. Prime Minister DS Najib Razak is scheduled to present the 2018 Budget this Friday (Oct. 27). With a general election to be held by June, next year, many are expecting there will be many goodies for the electorate. As it is I am not expecting […]

Malaysian Defence

Money Don’t Grow On Trees

SHAH ALAM: Money dont grow on trees. Apart from signing MOUs to buy Boeing passenger jets, DS Najib Tun Razak also discussed with US President Donald Trump, defence and security matters. From the joint US and Malaysia statement following the visit. The United States and Malaysia pledged to strengthen bilateral […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Have Cake and Eat It Too

SHAH ALAM: Have cake and eat it too. Even as big ticket items procurement have floundered due to funding difficulties, it is at least gratifying to see that the Armed Forces continue to re-stock its armouries and other stuff as well. The amount of items bought from mortar bombs, high […]

Malaysia - RMAF

ISR On The Cheap, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: The Phillippnes took delivery of two Cessna C-205B Grand Caravan ISR planes from the US on July 28. The two aircraft were gifted as part the US strategy to boost the capacity of its allies to conduct counter-terrorism operations. Apart from the Philippines, four other similar Caravan ISRs […]