Malaysian Defence

Delayed, FLIT-LCA

SHAH ALAM: Delayed, FLIT-LCA. Back in June, I wrote that RMAF chief Gen Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan said in an interview with Perajurit that a physical evaluation on the selected aircraft for the FLIT-LCA programme, will be conducted this June 22 and the contract is scheduled to be issued […]

Defence Contract

HAL To Open Office in Kuala Lumpur

SHAH ALAM: HAL to open office in Kuala Lumpur. India-state owned company, Hindustan Aircraft Limited (HAL) is clearly very bullish about in prospects in Malaysia as it will be opening an office here in Kuala Lumpur. It will be the company’s first overseas office. It signed an MOU today with […]

budget

Is It The TAI Anka UAS?

SHAH ALAM: Is it the Turkish Anka UAS? The Dewan Rakyat was told today that the RMAF is expected to acquire the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System in 2025 with operations commencing in 2026. Bernama reported that the Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz […]

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More Time To Lobby…

SHAH ALAM: More time to lobby. IT appears that the FLIT/LCA deal is not going to be decided next month. This is based on the written answer to a question posed by the Hang Tuah Jaya MP in Parliament today . Note the written answer is not same as the […]

defence Industry

So Far, So Good

SHAH ALAM: So far so good. It appears even after the official visit of PM9 to Turkiye, there is no official deal for anything Turkish apart from some MOUs (which need official contracts to become valid). PM Ismail Sabri in his official statement stated when he met Turkish president Recep […]

Defence Contract

Last Minute Lobbying For Anka and Hurjet

SHAH ALAM: Last minute lobbying for Hurjet and Anka? Bernama is reporting that PM DS Ismail Sabri will be making an official visit to Turkiye (its preferred spelling) starting tomorrow to increase bilateral ties and forge close cooperation in the aerospace and defence industries. According to Bernama the visit was […]

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FA-50, Tejas and JF-17 For FLIT-LCA

SHAH ALAM: Its looking likely that the Korean Aerospace (KAI) FA-50; Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas LCA and the Sino-Pakistan JF-17 will be one of the aircraft selected as RMAF next generation FLIT-LCA. This is the likely outcome after RMAF chief Gen Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan in an interview […]

Defence Contract

Turkish CEOs Meet PM

SHAH ALAM: Two Turkish defence company CEOs had a meeting with PM DS Ismail Sabri yesterday. The duo were Turkish Aerospace CEO Temel Kotil and MKE CEO Yasin Akdere. They were accompanied by Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Dr. Merve Kavakc─▒ to the meeting held at the PM’s office at Parliament. […]