Defence Contract

Third Time Lucky

SHAH ALAM: Third time lucky. It appears that the Defence Ministry is looking to find another multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to ship the Saab NLAW anti-tank weapon from Sweden. This is based on a request for bid for the MTO for the service published on the Finance Ministry eperolehan website […]

Defence Contract

Preparing For The New Radar

SHAH ALAM: Preparing for the new radar. It appears that RMAF is preparing the ground work for the site of the new air surveillance radar which had been funded. RMAF Air Operations Commander Lt. Gen Abdul Mutalib Abd Wahab visited the proposed site of the new radar in Sarawak on […]

Defence Contract

On The Way, NLAW

SHAH ALAM: On the way, NLAW. In June, last year, I reported that Malaysia may well have purchased the Saab NLAW (Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) based on a tender for a multi modal transport operator to ship the weapons back here. Although, a winning bidder for the tender was […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

SHAH ALAM: Mirror, mirror on the wall. Apart from the RFIs for LCA, MPA and UAV, RMAF had also issued request for information for long range, air surveillance radars ahead of LIMA 19. Three OEMs namely Leonardo, Saab and BAE Systems had confirmed receiving the RFI for the air surveillance […]

Malaysian Army

Frowning All The Time

SHAH ALAM: Frowning All The Time. The press release,below, from Saab is one those things which at the same time interesting but also infuriating. Interesting as its about new mortar rounds but infuriating as Saab refused to name the customer. What does it go to do with Malaysia then? I […]

news and commentary

Saab Unveils Gripen E

SHAH ALAM: SWEDISH defence company, Saab unveiled the latest version of its Gripen fighter jet – the E – at a ceremony in Linkoping, Sweden, yesterday. The revamped Gripen E – dubbed the Gripen NG previously – was unveiled at the its fighter plant to an audience of several hundred […]

Defence Shows

Preview Day DSA 2016

SHAH ALAM: WITHIN the next 16 hours or so, DSA 2016 will be opening its doors to visitors. Here are some of the latest updates. The contracts and MOU signing ceremony will be held on the second day (thank goodness). The latest word is that the amount of contracts will […]

Malaysian Defence

Mortars and Submarine Rescue

SHAH ALAM: TRAWLING the e-tender website of the Defence Ministry is a tedious affair but sometimes it has its rewards. For example, in August, there was a tender for a multi-modal transport operator (MTO) to transport “60mm mortar bomb, high explosive (HE), anti personnel and anti-material (MAPAM) for the Malaysian […]

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SGPV or LCS…Part II

SHAH ALAM: Here are the latest buzz on the SGPV/LCS project. It appears that the Boustead proposal is not exactly the slam dunk that the company officials was wishing for. With six foreign shipbuilders vying to become the technology partner for Boustead there is a high probability that the SGPV/LCS […]