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    SHAH ALAM: TYPHOON or the Rafale? With the visit of the French Defence Minister to Malaysia coming so soon (this Sunday Aug 30, 2015), on the heels of the visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne I thought it would be timely to …

    The post MRCA: Typhoon and Rafale appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 09/01/15--05:08: As Expected… [36]
  • SHAH ALAM: DESPITE the hype about Rafales and the Russian’s Mistral, as expected no contracts were agreed upon during the high profile visit of the French Defence Minister today. Infact, only the Rafale was discussed during the Joint Higher Defence Strategic Meeting (it has been on offer for the last …

    The post As Expected… appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: Egypt and UAE look set to acquire the Russian’s Mistrals. Defense News is reporting that an UAE official confirming their interests in the amphibious ships although he stopped short from saying that the deal was final. The Defense News article backed the story by quoting a Russian newspaper …

    The post UAE and Egypt to Acquire Mistrals appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 09/05/15--19:11: ISR for the Cheap [22]
  • SHAH ALAM: IN the months after the Lahad Datu incident, Malaysian Defence ran several posts on ISR for the Cheap. Among the possible choices were the armed Cessna Caravan and AT-802 armed crop duster. This was in response to announcements made for the need of better intelligence and firepower. Apparently …

    The post ISR for the Cheap appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: IN my post Five Things We Are Getting in RMK11, it was stated that the Deftech MRAP would also likely to make the list. And unofficially it has been confirmed that the Army is getting the Thai-designed vehicle. Janes is now reporting that “Thai firm Chaiseri Metal & …

    The post Deftech MRAP is Confirmed, Unofficially appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: IT appears that Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) has been awarded the SLEP contract for RMN’s frigates, KD Jebat and KD Lekiu. The contract is in two parts actually based on the statement below. Boustead Holdings announcement to Bursa Malaysia on Sept 7, 2015: “On 11 September …

    The post Boustead Got the Jebat/Lekiu SLEP Contract appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: The Army has officially inducted the third firearm from Colt into service, the Colt M4 Carbine R0977 Heavy Barrel. The HB variant will not see widespread service, however, as it was procured specifically for the Army’s shooting team. No numbers are available but it will be around two …

    The post New Colt Rifle for the Army appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: THE Eurofighter Consortium announced today that the Sultanate of Kuwait has selected 28 Typhoons for its Air Force. Industry sources in Europe however said that they expect Kuwait will also order a similar number of Boeing Super Hornets to recapitalise its fighter force. Kuwait is expected to order …

    The post MRCA: Kuwait Chooses Typhoon appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: More details have emerged of the Starstreak SAM deal which was signed in July at the current DSEI show in London. It appears that we bought the same set-up as the Indonesian armed forces back in 2014, though it is likely that the numbers between the two services …

    The post More Details on the Starstreak deal appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 09/17/15--05:28: ASW Patrol Boat
  • SHAH ALAM: Even with the two Perdana Menteri class submarines, the RMN ASW capabilities remained limited with only the upcoming LCS having proper submarine hunting suite. With a limited SLEP for the Lekiu class and none for the Kedah class, RMN will be facing a future without much ASW capabilities. …

    The post ASW Patrol Boat appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: According to a press release, Turkish company Aselsan claimed it had secured a contract to supply its SMASH 30mm RWS for integration with 44 metre boats being built for the Malaysian Armed Forces. The release dated Sept 9, is published in Turkish (without any English translation) but the …

    The post Aselsan SMASH RWS for NGPC? appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: I know I have been writing about this several times in the past but it’s look like the crunch is on us. I have written previously that Malaysia will only take part in operations in Yemen as part of a UN peace keeping force. However it’s looking likely …

    The post Yemen: Are We on The Verge? appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: A ceremony was held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fulcrum service in RMAF at the Kuantan air base on Friday. As usual the ceremony was by invitation only. The 20th year anniversary was not only a milestone but as the question remains over the plane’s retirement, …

    The post 20th Anniversary of Fulcrum Service appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: Air Times – a website concentrating on national issues with strong defence and national security feelers – has published a picture of a PUTD AgustaWestland AW109 being painted in desert camouflage. I contacted Air Times and asked permission to reproduce the picture here and they give me the …

    The post PUTD AW109 in Desert Camouflage appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: ONE of the greatest police officers in Malaysian history, Tan Sri Yuen Yet Leng died this morning. He was 88. From Bernama: KUALA LUMPUR: Police officer extraordinaire Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng who played an instrumental role in the historic 1989 Haadyai Peace Accord that witnessed the end …

    The post In Remembrance: Tan Sri Yuen Yet Leng appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: AT the recent military parade in Beijing, China displayed a long line of its most advanced hardware including ballistic missiles, nuclear and non-nuclear ones. The non-nuclear ballistic missiles are the ones most creating the biggest buzz, the Guam killer; carrier killer etc. Guam Killer is the nickname given …

    The post Is There a Need for an ABM capability? appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: ALGERIAN Navy Type C28A corvette – the Adhafer – berthed at the Boustead Cruise Centre, in Port Klang today (Oct 6, 2015). Yes, its the same China-made boat that I reported was proposed to the Royal Malaysian Navy, earlier this year. For more on the story go here. …

    The post Algerian Corvette is in Town appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: REMEMBER PCU Gagah Samudera? After almost a delay of three years, work has restarted to complete the first of two RMN new training ships. The fitting out of the 75-metre ship is being carried out at the Grade One Marine Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Lumut, Perak. Industry sources …

    The post Work Re-started on PCU Gagah Samudera appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: A LOCAL aviation company, Gading Aero Sdn Bhd, is claiming that its sister company, Galaxy Helicopters Sdn Bhd had received a contract from the Home Ministry to supply a number of Agusta Westland AW139 medium size helicopters to the PDRM’s Air Wing. Both companies are under the Gading …

    The post AW139s for PDRM’s Air Wing appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 10/12/15--07:33: New Radars for ESSCOM [18]
  • SHAH ALAM: AIRBUS Defence and Space Spexer 2000 Coastal AESA radar has been selected as part of a new Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) in the AOR of ESSCOM in eastern Sabah. The new radar will complement the current CSS 1206 radars, according to Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today. …

    The post New Radars for ESSCOM appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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