Malaysia -RMN

PC Sri Sabah at Mawilla 1

SHAH ALAM: Some four weeks after its delivery to the RMN, PC Sri Sabah – pennant number 46 – has moved to the RMN base at Kuantan port, the Regional Headquarters 1 or Markas Wilayah 1. The arrival of Sri Sabah was made public on Mawilla 1 X account (formerly […]

Defence Contract

Walk Like An Emirati, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: United Arab Emirates has taken delivery of its first Gowind corvette – Bani Yas – in Lorient, France on October 21. Naval Group announced the delivery on November 9. Bani Yas is the first of Gowind corvettes ordered by UAE in 2019. Both ships are built at the […]

Parliament

Some Things Never Change

SHAH ALAM: The town of Lumut and the parliamentary constituency is the location of the RMN main naval base which bears the same name. It used to be known as RMN fleet headquarters until the service decided to split its fleet into two, the Western and Eastern commands. As it […]

news and commentary

MRSS After 30 Years, Probably

SHAH ALAM: Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday that the government will finally approve the funding for the RMN’s multi-role support ship in RMK13, some 30 years after it was proposed. Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari said RMN 15 to 5 Transformation Plan called for the procurement of three MRSS […]

Defence Contract

Further Delays to First LCS

SHAH ALAM: The delay in nationalisation of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) is also causing a delay in resumption of work for the first LCS – PCU Maharaja Lela. Confirming this today in a press conference in Parliament, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan said work on the first ship will only […]

Public Accounts Committee

LCS Report To Be Debated in Dewan Rakyat

SHAH ALAM: THE Dewan Rakyat will hold a debate in the next session of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report regarding the LCS project. The debate will be held when the PAC report is published on October 9, the start of the third session of the current Parliament. […]

Defence Contract

LCS Cost Is Higher

SHAH ALAM: IN the previous post on the nationalisation of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), Malaysian Defence speculated that the cost of the project is now RM12.4 billion. This is because Ocean Sunshine Bhd (OSB) – the government owned company set up to take over BNS will be paying the BHIC […]

RMN

New Deputy RMN Chief

SHAH ALAM: The country’s first submarine commander, Vice Admiral Zulhelmy Ithnain has been appointed as the deputy RMN Chief effective today. Zulhelmy, 55, the President of the National Defence College (Puspahanas) in Putrajaya, replaced Vice Admiral Sabri Zali. Sabri, 56, who was appointed as the deputy RMN chief on January […]

Airshow

FIC Batch 2 at LIMA 2023

LANGKAWI: Gading Marine Sdn Bhd is o two of its G2000 Mark II 18 metre FIC at LIMA 2023. One of boats is displayed at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), where the aerospace segment is held while the other at the Resorts World Langkawi the venue of the maritime […]

Airshow

Maritime Segment of LIMA 2023

SHAH ALAM: A total of 23 ships from Malaysia is taking part in the maritime segment of LIMA 2023. The biggest contingent is of course the Royal Malaysian Navy with 18 ships. The list of ships are as follows: KD Mahawangsa, KD Lekiu, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, KD Perak, KD […]