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On The Way .... Anything and Everything on Malaysian Defence

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    KUALA LUMPUR: Regular reader and commenter Ed Liew says there’s a different sort MD530G helicopter displayed at DSA 2018. As today was the first time I went to MITEC, the venue of DSA 2018, I can safely say Ed was not really accurate in his comments. The helicopter he saw …

    The post Its The MD500N Lah – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Cooler Heads Prevail. Weststar’defense subsidiary, Global Komited, is displaying an Uro Vamtac 4X4 vehicle fitted with the Thales Rapid Ranger turret at the company’s showcase at DSA 2018. This was the first time, Global Komited had displayed the RapidRanger turret on a Vamtac vehicle. Two years ago it …

    The post Cooler Heads Prevail – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Three contenders for the RMN’s MRSS requirements are being showcase at DSA 2018 which starts tomorrow at the MITEC, Jalan Duta. There are probably others as well but these were the three that I saw today, the media preview day. Two are the usual suspects, the PT PAL …

    The post MRSS Contenders – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: RMN Chief Adm Kamarulzaman Badaruddin says the service will reveal the MRSS design for its 15 to 5 transformation plan at DSA 2018. Indeed the navy did display the designs of the MRSS at its showcase at the trade show, starting today. Its “designs of the MRSS” as …

    The post RMN’s MRSS Contenders – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Guardians Soon to Lebanon. The IAG Guardians meant for the Malaysian contingent (Malcon) in Lebanon are expected to enter service. The nine vehicles are waiting clearance from Lebanon authorities before the Malcon contingent could take possession of the vehicles. The Guardians will be armed with a pintle mounted …

    The post Guardians Soon To Lebanon – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: BNS NGPV Concept. Boustead Naval Shipyard is displaying a model of its conceptual design for the second batch New Generation Patrol Vessel at DSA 2018. Under the RMN 15-to-5 transformation plan, 12 NGPV Batch 2 will complement the six Kedah class patrol vessel already in service. Unlike the …

    The post BNS NGPV Concept – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Deftech Sdn Bhd is supplying nine Mercedes Benz EOD and 50 Isuzu D-MAX GSO vehicles for the police as part of the service recapitalisation program.These vehicles are being displayed at Deftech’s showcase at the DSA 2018 which incorporated the NATSEC exhibition. The EOD vehicle is derived from Mercedes …

    The post GSO and EOD Vehicles – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Apart from the NGPV Batch 2 concept ship, BNS is also displaying its own conceptual design for the LMS batch 2. Like the NGPV Batch 2 concept the LMS Batch 2 Concept is derived from conversations with the RMN on their requirements. Unlike the first four LMS, the …

    The post BNS LMS Concept – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Revival of the 6X6. One of the most surprising aspect of DSA 2018 is the appearance of two 6X6 armored vehicles in the exhibition halls. They are the FNSS PARS 6X6 and the Hanwa Defense Vehicles Tigon 6X6. While the Pars 6X6 had been exhibited by FNSS before, …

    The post Revival of 6X6 – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: As expected the contract (letter of award) for the 105mm LG1 gun is to be awarded to ADS Sdn Bhd, the local agent for Nexter, on the third day of DSA 2018 (Apr. 18). ADS will also signed an agreement with Nexter to facilitate the procurement. As reported …

    The post New Guns for the Army – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: The contract signing for the M109 A5 SPH howitzers will be signed on Apr 18, the contract signing day for DSA 2018. US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Lakhdir will represent the US for the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. Deftech, the company likely to be awarded the support …

    The post M109 A5 Contract – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) was today awarded the Letter of Acceptance for the contract to purchase the NSM for six LCS under the construction. The LOA was handed over to Kongsberg at DSA 2018 today (Apr. 18). Malaysian Defence had previously confirmed the deal earlier this …

    The post NSM In The House – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: The government signed eight contracts, three MOU and six offset agreement as well 10 Letter of Award and three Letters of Intent worth some RM18.3 billion for the Armed Forces and Home Ministry agencies at DSA 2018 today. Some RM14.396 billion are for the six offset agreements related …

    The post Contracts at DSA 2018 – Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: Cold Feet. Although RMN Chief Adm Kamarulzaman Badaruddin had said that the service will unveil the design of MRSS at DSA 2018, it appears that will not happen. I was told that the Defense Ministry officials were concerned how such a move will be digested ahead of the …

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    KUALA LUMPUR: GGK SOV. Most of are you are aware that the Special Services Group or Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) operates a small number of Glover Webb Light Strike Vehicles (LSV). These vehicles are long in the tooth and with the recent RM50 million allocation for the GGK the Army …

    The post GGK LSV – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: The General Operations Force or Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) is replacing the legendary Colt M16A1 assault rifle with another Colt fiream, the Advance Colt Carbine – Monolithic (ACC-M). The first batch of some 3000 ACC-M has already been delivered by SMEO last year while another batch of around …

    The post PGA Getting New Guns – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: IT appears that I was misinformed about one of the MRSS models that was displayed at the RMN’s booth at DSA 2018. I posted earlier it’s mini-Dokdo type LHD. I was told that’s its actually a model of a China made Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Its call an …

    The post China LHD – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: A day after the 105LG1 contract was left out from the contract signing ceremony at DSA 2018, the contract has been confirmed. Nexter issued a release today confirming the contract The release The Ministry of Defense, Malaysia announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for …

    The post Nexter 105LG1 Contract Confirmed appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: All of the Army’s infantry units M4 carbines and FN Minimis are issued with combat optics for operations. The optics are not issued for parades, displays and training exercises, says an Army officer familiar with the matter. He did not say why the Army has the policy. So …

    The post Optics Galore – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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    KUALA LUMPUR: One of the three letters of intent (LOI) handed out on Apr. 18 at DSA 2018, was for the VL MICA surface-to-air missiles by MBDA. The MICAs are being bought to arm the LCS, of course. Unlike the NSM, this was not a contract yet, though it is …

    The post MICA On The Way – DSA 2018 Shorts appeared first on Malaysian Defence.


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