Defence Contract

Third MSA Delivered?

SHAH ALAM: Dirgantara Indonesia or PTDI – the manufacturer of the CN-235 aircraft – announced on June 7 that the third RMAF Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) was ready to be delivered to the service. The PTDI social media post stated that it had completed the job of converting the three […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Vipers and Chinooks For Pinoys?

SHAH ALAM: Vipers and Chinooks for Philippines. The Philippines may well be getting a dozen or so F-16 fighters and Chinook heavy lift helicopters soon, based on recent statements coming out from Washington. The statement (edited for brevity): US Secretary of State Blinken, US Secretary of Defense Austin, Secretary of […]

Malaysian Defence

M4 Carbines, Glock G17s for Paskal

SHAH ALAM: The RMN Special Forces Unit – Pasukan Khas Laut (PASKAL) is getting M4 Carbines and Glock G17 Gen. 4 semi-automatic pistols, courtesy of the United States. The weapons are part of more than 900 items to be donated including bullet proof vests; spotting scopes and hand-held Thales radios. […]

Malaysian Defence

601 UAS Squadron Launched

SHAH ALAM: 601 UAS Squadron launch. The RMN has formally launched up the 601 Squadron, which was established back in 2018 to operate the ScanEagle UAS system gifted by the US. The 601 is the first squadron to operate an UAS in Malaysian military service though the second operator after […]

Malaysian Army

US offers M109 SPH to Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: UNITED States has offered Malaysia up to 30 M109A5 Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) programme. The M109s would be upgraded to the latest A5 standard before entering service with the Army, if the offer is taken up. The upgrading could be done in […]