Defence Contract

The Long and Winding Road

SHAH ALAM: The long and winding road. In a post on the LCA, I commented that RMAF is not getting any new fighters at least until 2035. And today Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu told parliament basically the same thing. He also said in the near future, RMK12, the plan is […]

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 […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Part II

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posting – Selamat Jalan, Fulcrum A Photo Tribute – I stated that the future of RMAF Fulcrums remained uncertain as there was no official word on its future. Recently, the decision to award the squadron colours to the sole Fulcrum unit – No 17 Skuadron […]


Singapore Airshow 2016

SHAH ALAM: Singapore Airshow 2016 was launched yesterday amid growing doubts over the aerospace industry as the world braced for an economic slowdown. The clouds hanging over the show did not persist even as the crowd favourite – the aerial displays – did their best to liven up the rather […]

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defence Industry

Russian Pitching Continues

SHAH ALAM: ROSTEC Corporation – the state owned Russian company established to promote the country’s civil and defence exports – recently conducted a presentation of naval products to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officials. Among others Rostec representatives highlighted the latest and greatest […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Eks Paradise 2/2015

LABUAN: ROYAL Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) conducted its biggest exercise this year with Eks Paradise 2/2015 at the Labuan airbase here from Nov 9 to Nov 22. Eks Paradise (Paradrop Deepstrike Insertion Extraction) is the amalgamation of various exercises conducted by separately by units by RMAF in the past. This […]


LIMA 2015 Day 3: Contracts Confusion

LANGKAWI: Day 3 of LIMA 2015 kicked off with the contract signing ceremony, the true highlight of any airshow. As duly reported previously by Malaysian Defence, the deal for the MMEA’s New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) was one of the highlights of a rather sombre ceremony. “Please take note that […]

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Malaysian Army

Air Force Shines in Army Show

SHAH ALAM: One can huff and puff but the air force – with two Hawks and two Sukhois each – stole the show at the Army Firepower Demo held at Kem Sirajuddin, Gemas on Tuesday (July 9, 2013). The air force contingent was supposed to be a bit player in […]


Myths and Defence

KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone who has Astro and subscribed to the Learning Channel will have seen the Mythbusters. These fellas get paid to have fun busting myths and urban legends. However in Malaysia there is an ongoing myth that the Armed Forces can afford to have a lot things that other […]

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Malaysian Defence

Russia Buys 64 Flankers for US$2.5 billion

KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the story below, it appears that we overpaid for our 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM (US$900 million). The price for the 64 plane Russian deal (US$2.5 billion) was the same originally quoted for the Super Hornet, which include training and support of course. From Ria Novosti Russia’s Defense […]