Defence Contract

RESM For PV17 Squadron, Updated

SHAH ALAM: ECM for PV17 Squadron. It appears that the six ships of Patrol Vessel (PV) 17 Squadron will be getting a new Radar-Electronic Support Measures (RESM) equipment. PV17 Squadron is the formal name for the six-strong Kedah class ships, namely KD Kedah (171); KD Pahang (172); KD Perak (173); […]

Defence Contract

17th Gempita Executive Review Meeting

SHAH ALAM: The 17th Gempita Executive Review Meeting (ERM) was held in Cape Town in South Africa, on May 28th. The ERM is held twice annually under the procurement contract of the Gempita, according to a Tentera Darat post on its social media. The ERM has been held previously in […]

Defence Contract

Coming Home, UpDated

SHAH ALAM: Coming home. Back in September, 2020, I wrote about some tenders for munitions/explosives being sought by the Army. The items being sought were 120mm rifled mortar rounds, bangalore torpedoes and plastic explosives. What I did not know was that the tender for the 120mm mortar rounds was subsequently […]

news and commentary

Naval Group Submits New Offer To Greece

SHAH ALAM: Naval Group submitted as part of the French Team with MBDA and Thales a new offer for the modernisation of the surface fleet of the Hellenic Navy. The French Team’s offer is a comprehensive and robust package designed to ensure Greece has the best capabilities in the shortest […]

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 […]