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‚Äôs Sarang aerobatic team; […]

Airshow

What’s Up Flanker?

SHAH ALAM: What’s up Flanker. For those keeping up on defence matters on Malaysian Defence and others will be aware that the RMAF is keeping its MRCA fleet – the F/A-18 Hornets and Sukhoi Su-30MKM – beyond 2030. In the next few years – if it happens – the Hornet […]

Defence Contract

Pylons For The Flankers

SHAH ALAM: Pylons for the Flankers. It appears that the RMAF has finally acknowledged that it will be arming -at least on occasions – its 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flankers with western made bombs – either live or training ones. As you might well be aware, the No.12 Squadron Flankers have […]

Defence Contract

Contracts At DSA 2022 Part 3

SHAH ALAM: In the earlier post, I wrote about the Deftech deal for the three-tonne GS cargo truck. It was the only thing that was publicly announced that Deftech was getting although it also got the one-tonne GS Cargo and passenger buses for the Army which were awarded to it […]

budget

Remember Me Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Remember me Part 2. Since someone asked about the answers to the LCS and MD530G, appended below are the full answers. Also shared is the answer regarding the attack on Ukraine by Russia. There are other answers on LTAT and the Sabah/Sarawak border issues though I am not […]

Flanker
Defence Contract

Sanctions…No Problem

SHAH ALAM: Sanctions, no problem. The New Straits Times today reported that the sanctions imposed by most Western countries against Russia will have little impact on Malaysia in maintaining its equipment originating from that country. It quoted Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation Sdn Bhd (ATSC) chief executive officer Lt Col (Rtd) […]

Malaysia - RMAF

No 6 Squadron at Bersama Gold

SHAH ALAM: Np. 6 Squadron at Bersama Gold. It appears that the No. 6 Squadron of the RMAF is the Hawk unit which was sent out a temporary detachment to Kuantan airbase for Bersama Gold 2021. Apart from the No.6 Squadron, the No. 12 Squadron also sent a temporary detachment […]

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RMAF

Sukhoi Squadron Now 12th, Updated

KUALA LUMPUR: Sukhoi squadron now 12th. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Samad in his speech for the 62nd anniversary today announced that No 11 Squadron, now operating the Sukhoi Su-30MKM will now be nameplated as No. 12 Squadron. NO. 11 Squadron will now reverted to a new UAS squadron which was […]

Malaysia - RMAF

New Bombs and Capabilities on Flankers

SHAH ALAM: New Bombs and Capabilities on Flankers. A few years ago I wrote that the RMAF wanted to integrate the DRS Technologies ACMI pod on its Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker fleet. This was expected as the pods were already integrated on the Mig-29N Fulcrum fleet as well on the Hornets […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Sukhoi Technical Centre Inaugurated

PASIR PUTEH: The Sukhoi technical center at the Gong Kedak air base here was officially inaugurated by RMAF Chief Jen. Roslan Saad today. The ceremony was held barely three weeks after an audit report on the project stated that it was delayed as an inexperienced and financially unsound contractor was […]