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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 […]

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Shooting At Stars

SHAH ALAM: Shooting at stars. A couple of days ahead of DS Najib Razak visit to the White House, several news portal claimed that he will sign a contract to buy Super Hornets there as a way to wriggle out of his “legal” troubles. It was naive for them to […]

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MRCA: India, France sign Rafale agreement

SHAH ALAM: India and France signed an agreement on Monday in India, for the long delayed purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets. However, the final deal hinged on the financial details. French president Francois Hollande confirmed that “some financial issues” need to be resolved first before the deal first announced […]

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MRCA: Rafale and the Master

SHAH ALAM: DASSAULT Aviation has teamed up with the Weststar Group to offer the Rafale for the MRCA programme, industry sources have revealed to Malaysian Defence. It was probably this industrial collaboration – led by Weststar – that led to various stories coming out from France that claimed the deal […]

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MRCA: SDSR, Typhoons and Hawks

SHAH ALAM: THE publication of the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) on Nov 23, has confirmed the availability of Eurofighter Typhoon for Malaysia – on day One – if and when the government choose the fighter aircraft for the MRCA programme. Industry sources told Malaysian Defence the plan […]

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MRCA: Kuwait Chooses Typhoon

SHAH ALAM: THE Eurofighter Consortium announced today that the Sultanate of Kuwait has selected 28 Typhoons for its Air Force. Industry sources in Europe however said that they expect Kuwait will also order a similar number of Boeing Super Hornets to recapitalise its fighter force. Kuwait is expected to order […]

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MRCA: Typhoon and Rafale

SHAH ALAM: TYPHOON or the Rafale? With the visit of the French Defence Minister to Malaysia coming so soon (this Sunday Aug 30, 2015), on the heels of the visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne I thought it would be timely to […]

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8 Things We are NOT Getting in RMK11

SHAH ALAM: BEFORE we start, let me say that this is not the official RMK11 Dump list. Its just the Malaysian Defence’s Eight Things We Are Not Getting in RMK11. Why eight? Because eight is supposed to be a lucky number. Further more I am pretty sure the eight items […]