Defence Contract

Locally Developed Weapons

SHAH ALAM: Locally developed weapons. The Science & Technology Research Institute For Defence (STRIDE) is collaborating with the armed forces and the National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM) to develop a 12.7mm sniper rifle and a 120mm mortar. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu told Parliament today said both weapons were still […]

Malaysian Army

Mortar Gempita In The Wild

SHAH ALAM: Mortar Gempita in the Wild. The mortar variant of the Gempita or IFV Mortar Carrier – has been shown in public – via the Facebook page of the 12th RMR (Mechanised), of course. The Gempita Mortar carrier attached with the 19 RMR (Mechanised) took part in a live […]

Defence Shows

Indonesia Sojourn

SHAH ALAM: AS hinted in my LMS piece, I was in Indonesia last week for a business trip. Specifically I was attending the Indo Defence Show and Forum 2016 which ran from Nov. 2 to 5. I went to the show to look for stories for my other jobs as […]

Defence Shows

Manila Show Sojourn

SHAH ALAM: I was in Manila last week to cover the second installment of Asian Defense and Security show. It was not a big show compared to other regional defense trade shows but its significant nonetheless as the Philippines has been quiet active in the procurement front in the last […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Fulmar X for MMEA

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency will be getting the latest version of the Thales Fulmar mini-UAV – the Fulmar X – by year end. MMEA will be operating the Fulmar X on board its New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), the first of six is being built by Destini […]

Defence Shows

Show Report 2, Thales Fulmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Thales reinforces its commitment to supporting Malaysian maritime security by securing a contract to deliver the Fulmar UAS system to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Fulmar, a small, high performance, fixed wing UAS, is to be installed on six New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), being constructed by Destini […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2016 Preview

SHAH ALAM: The 15th edition of Defence Services Asia – DSA 2016 – starts on Monday at its traditional venue – PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. And as like previous year’s shows, DSA 2016 is expected to be opened by the prime minister. According to the organiser, DSA Exhibition and Conference […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Thales Starstreak Firings

SHAH ALAM: The Armed Forces conducted the first live firings of the Starstreak VSHORAD system at the Tanjung Logok ground to air firing range near Kota Tinggi on Monday. The firing involved personnel from the three services of the Armed Forces. The Starstreak missiles were from a consignment of the […]

Malaysia -RMN

Options for Kedah class Batch II

Guest Post by … SHAH ALAM:Lately RMN chief Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman Baharuddin has been going around on the idea of reducing the service vessel types from 15 to 5. One of the steps to be taken to achieve that goal is for RMN to aquire more NGPV (Meko A100) type […]

Malaysia- MMEA

Thales Fulmar mini-UAV for NGPC

SHAH ALAM: Thales Fulmar mini-UAV has been selected for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC). Six of the NGPC is being built by Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering Sdn Bhd (DMS), a subsidiary of public-listed Destini Bhd. The UAV is among the major sub-systems of the […]