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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 […]

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Labuan Radar Site

SHAH ALAM: Earlier this year, Malaysian Defence reported that Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament on March 16 that the Lockheed Martin TPS-77 long range surveillance radar, donated by the US, will be commissioned in Labuan by year end. He said it would replace the Alenia radar which has […]

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Sooner Gempita Than Later, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: The first batch of Deftech Gempita 8X8 vehicles transferred to 4 KAD has arrived at its camp in Kuching, Sarawak. The Gempita was shipped to Kuching onboard KD Mahawangsa which berthed at the Pending port on September 6. A ceremony to mark the arrival of the Gempita at […]

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New Boats For Sarawak Coast Guard

SHAH ALAM: Sarawak Coast Guard (SCG) will be acquiring three large vessels to patrol its waters from Tanjung Datu in Lundu – next to the border of Indonesia – to Lawas – the border with Sabah. Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Tun Openg said in Miri on July 18 that the […]

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Ranger Memorial Unveiled

SHAH ALAM: Ranger memorial officiated. A memorial to mark the location of a 1972 deadly ambush near Lundu, Sarawak, involving the Seventh Royal Ranger Regiment (7 RRD) was unveiled in a ceremony on May 3. The ceremony was officiated by the Sarawak Tourism Minister DS Abdul Karim Hamzah. The idea […]

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Army Rotation/Transfer Exercise

SHAH ALAM: The Army – after a long pause – is conducting its rotation/transfer exercise involving units and personnel from and around Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan, and Semenanjung. A tender for the rotation/transfer exercise was published on March 20 and closes on April 18. The rotation/transfer exercise also involved in transferring […]

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Lockheed Martin Radar For Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm contract from the US government to supply a long range air surveillance radar including support and training for the RMAF. The radar is likely the one to be gifted to Malaysia by the US as reported previously. Although the announcement did […]

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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 […]