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  • 06/29/17--20:33: EC225s For Hire? [8]
  • SHAH ALAM: Five EC225s for hire? On June 16 it was reported that Petronas was terminating the charter contract for five EC225 helicopters with MHS Aviation, a subsidiary of Boustead Bhd. From the Star: The 10-year contract, with an option to extend for another five years, was previously estimated to …

    The post EC225s For Hire? appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/02/17--18:41: Motherships Needed [9]
  • SHAH ALAM: Motherships needed. The Malaysian Coast Guard has a need for at least two large vessels to serve as “motherships” for its small patrol boats to boost its maritime enforcement duties. MMEA director general Adm. (M) Zulkifli Abu Bakar says the “motherships” if acquired could be stationed at the …

    The post Motherships Needed appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/03/17--21:18: RMN Air Defence Unit [3]
  • SHAH ALAM: RMN air defence unit. In a recent post, someone asked about the air defence units of the RMAF and RMN. Although some information of the RMAF unit has been posted earlier, not much is known about the RMN one. RMN used to have an air defence unit at …

    The post RMN Air Defence Unit appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/07/17--17:53: 15 to 5 and LMS Updates [32]
  • SHAH ALAM: LMS and 15 to 5 updates. The RMN 15 to 5 transformation plan is on track and the navy will have a new fleet – if it goes to plan – in 30 years time. The first two ships under the plan are the LCS – two already …

    The post 15 to 5 and LMS Updates appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/10/17--18:29: New Aircraft in Town [9]
  • SHAH ALAM: New aircraft in town. Airbus brought over a Brazilian Air Force C295 SAR aircraft to Subang this weekend to demonstrate the capability and the potential of the aircraft to Malaysian end users. Among the end user who flew on the are personnel from RMAF, RMN, Malaysia Coast Guard …

    The post New Aircraft in Town appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry is seeking liquidated damages totalling RM147.7 million from Boustead Heavy Industries Corp (BHIC) Bhd subsidiary, Boustead DCNS Naval Corp Sdn Bhd, for breaching its Scorpene submarines support contract. In a filing to the Bursa Malaysia on July 11, BHIC says Boustead DCNS, received a letter …

    The post Boustead Subsidiary Hit With Claim appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/13/17--00:10: STC For Nuri
  • SHAH ALAM: RMAF presented the supplemental type certificate (STC) to Airod Sdn Bhd yesterday, marking the official acceptance of the Nuri Upgrade Programme 4. The NUP 4 is the designation for the work to upgrade a single Nuri – M23-37 – with a new digital cockpit. The helicopter itself was …

    The post STC For Nuri appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/17/17--20:39: SLEP For Flankers? [7]
  • SHAH ALAM: It appears that RMAF is working on a service life extension program (SLEP) for its fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker fighters. The development of the SLEP is being done as part of the 10-year servicing program (10YSP) for Flankers. The development of the SLEP was made public by …

    The post SLEP For Flankers? appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/19/17--16:58: Like The Old Soldier [6]
  • SHAH ALAM: Like the old soldier. Russian state owned news agency reported from Moscow on July 19 that Malaysia had signed an agreement to modernise RMAF Mig-29N Fulcrum fleet. The report Russia, Malaysia Sign Agreement on Modernization of Malaysian MiG-29 Russia and Malaysia have signed an agreement on the renovation …

    The post Like The Old Soldier appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/22/17--19:14: Pimp Up My LMS [2]
  • SHAH ALAM: If you were to read the earlier comments on the LMS post, not much is expected of the class of ships despite what has been said by the RMN. Of course much of that came from Boustead Naval Shipyard’s past performance and also the funding level of the …

    The post Pimp Up My LMS appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: As mentioned earlier, regular commenter and guest writer … has his own views on the LMS. Posted below are his views. A Guess Post by … More details has been released on the LMS since the decision to go for CSIC built ship based on the Durjoy-class Large …

    The post Another Perspective on the LMS appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/26/17--18:34: More Stuff for LCS
  • SHAH ALAM: With the launch of the first LCS set for Aug. 24, more stuff are now being or have been delivered for the ships of the class. The latest is the underwater surveillance system, part of the ship’s self protection system. The underwater surveillance system is called NIDAR by …

    The post More Stuff for LCS appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/28/17--17:25: Keris Strike 2017
  • SHAH ALAM: A reader recently asked why were Blackhawk helicopters in Kluang, Johor. Did we buy the Blackhawks after all? My answer was no, we did not and those helos he saw were probably US Army Blackhawk helicopters arriving/practising in the lead-up for Keris Strike 2017. From the post below, …

    The post Keris Strike 2017 appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 07/31/17--05:18: Second NGPC Under Trials [5]
  • SHAH ALAM: IT appears that the second NGPC – pennant 4542 – is undergoing sea trials even as KM Bagan Datuk, the lead of the six-ship class – has been officially handed over to the Malaysia Coast Guard or APMM. The handing over ceremony was held at the Destination Marine …

    The post Second NGPC Under Trials appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 08/01/17--17:14: FLIR on NGPC
  • SHAH ALAM: FLIR turret on NGPC. Keen eyed commenter … spotted an electro optical turret on KM Bagan Datuk and the second NGPC, 4542, in the post Second NGPC Under Trials. He jokingly said it was a Russian one. He later informed me that the EO was actually the FLIR …

    The post FLIR on NGPC appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 08/03/17--02:11: Your Time Is Gonna Come [7]
  • SHAH ALAM: Your time is gonna come. As we wait for the official decision to put back the old soldier back to work, our neighbour in the north is upgrading its F-5E/Fs so it will be able to continue service past 2030. The Thais is spending some $180 million (RM770 …

    The post Your Time Is Gonna Come appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: The Phillippnes took delivery of two Cessna C-205B Grand Caravan ISR planes from the US on July 28. The two aircraft were gifted as part the US strategy to boost the capacity of its allies to conduct counter-terrorism operations. Apart from the Philippines, four other similar Caravan ISRs …

    The post ISR On The Cheap, Sort Off appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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  • 08/09/17--19:21: Army Getting M72 LAW [12]
  • SHAH ALAM: The Army is getting delivery of a batch of Nammo M72 anti structure and anti tank (LAW) shoulder fired weapons. The batch, supposedly the second one, is awaiting delivery, most likely in Norway, as the Defence Ministry has just issued a tender for a multi modal transport operator …

    The post Army Getting M72 LAW appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: Army Chief General Zulkiple Mohd Kassim officially launched the service’s new simulator system on Monday (Aug. 14). The Small Arms and Leadership Immersive Virtual Training Simulator (VIRTSIM) is now fully operational at the Army Simulator Centre at Kem Sirajuddin in Gemas. Due to a conflict in schedule, I …

    The post Simulation System Inaugurated appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    SHAH ALAM: RMN’s first of class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be launched next week at Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut. The launch of the ship marks the countdown into service of the LCS in 2019. The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah is expected to officiate the ceremony on …

    The post First LCS To Be Launch Next Week appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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