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  • USA Grants UAV to Malaysia
    USA Grants UAV to Malaysia March 30 2020
    As part of the USA's capacity building program in Southeast Asian seas, Malaysia received the first ScanEagle 2 UAVs. As part of the Maritime Security Initiative / MSI program, the U.S. will grant UAVs to Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. As part of the program launched in 2016, a total of 12 platforms will be given to Malaysia. The Malaysian Armed Forces (Malaysian Armed Forces / MAF) received six Insitu ScanEagles along with support equipment. The remaining six...
  • Malaysia's Howitzer will be Inventory Soon
    Malaysia's Howitzer will be Inventory Soon March 10 2020
    Malaysia's Ministry of Defence had bought 18 LG1 Mk towed howitzer from France in April 2018. All 18 howitzers were originally scheduled for delivery by February 2020, although Nexter confirmed that they would be able to deliver all 18 howitzers within 2020. The contract includes the 18 fully digitizer LG1 Mk. III light guns, the BACARA compact portable ballistic computer for battery unit level, and an unspecified quantity of high explosive base-bleed extended range G3 ammunition. ...
  • Australia to Upgrade Malaysian F/A-18D Hornet fleet
    Australia to Upgrade Malaysian F/A-18D Hornet fleet February 19 2020
    Australia will upgrade Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) eight Boeing F/A-18D Hornet multirole fighters. The works will be undertaken by Boeing Australia. The aircraft will also undergo improvements in the cockpit displays, installing a new tactical data link, and improvements on its existing hardware. The works would be undertaken in batches of 2 aircraft and will start this year and complete the works on all 8 aircraft by 2024. Upon completion, the RMAF F/A-18Ds...
  • AV8 Simulator from HAVELSAN
    AV8 Simulator from HAVELSAN February 16 2020
    HAVELSAN announced on social media accounts that it has completed the installation of the AV8 Armoured Ground Vehicle Simulator developed for the Malaysian Armed Forces. HAVELSAN has developed a simulator for 8 × 8 vehicles designed by FNSS and produced with its Malaysian partner DEFTECH. HAVELSAN's simulator emerged as a result of approximately three years of work in line with the demands of the customer and vehicle manufacturer. HAVELSAN produces simulators in many ...
  • Change of Duty on CN-235
    Change of Duty on CN-235 February 4 2020
    Malaysia will change the duty capabilities of CN-235 transport aircraft in its inventory. The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) confirmed that they intend to convert two of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) PT Dirgantara Indonesia CN-235 transport aircraft into Maritime Patrol Aircraft. General Affendi Buang, chief of The Malaysian Armed Force (MAF), stated that the mission systems to be used for the conversion will come from the US government under the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiati...
  • Littoral Mission Ship from China to Malaysia
    Littoral Mission Ship from China to Malaysia January 3 2020
    The first of the four Keris class littoral mission ships ordered for the Malaysian Navy was delivered. The platform, built at China's Wuchang Shipyard, was given to the Malaysian government officials in Eastern China at a ceremony. The initial contract for the boats worth nearly $285 million was signed in March 2017. The four ships with a displacement of 780 tonnes are scheduled to be delivered by 2021. The initial plan stipulated that the first two units would be delivered from...
  • TISAS Exports Zigana to Malaysia
    TISAS Exports Zigana to Malaysia December 23 2019
    Turkish weapons manufacturer Trabzon Silah Sanayi (TİSAŞ) has inked an agreement to establish a firearms manufacturing and assembly plant in Malaysia, which will be the first such facility in the country. Company will produce PX-9 gun in the country. The firearm production and assembly plant would be developed by Malaysian companies KOP Mantap, a wholly-owned unit of the Royal Malaysian Police Cooperative, and IDC Technologies. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Turkish President...
  • Border and Weapon System Solutions from ASELSAN
    Border and Weapon System Solutions from ASELSAN November 18 2019
    Held in Thailand "Defence & Security" Fair, many companies showed contributions from Turkey. ASELSAN focused on two solutions for Thailand. Thailand presented stabilised weapon systems for the Royal Land and Navy. 12.7 mm and 25 mm stabilized weapon system STAMP with automatic target tracking; STOP is a new generation, cost-effective, medium calibre weapon system for naval platforms fitted with 25mm KBA or 25mm M242 Bushmaster Automatic Cannon; SMASH is a remotely operat...
  • Delay in Helicopter Procurement
    Delay in Helicopter Procurement November 4 2019
    Malaysia decided to postpone the decision to supply the MD 530G variant of the MD 500 light reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter. The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that the supply of MD 530G helicopters has been delayed due to "various technical issues". The Malaysian government ordered six helicopters in 2016. In a statement on 1 November,  MoD said that the government reviewed the suitability of the helicopters while they were being built by MD...
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 October 30 2019
    Expos to be nationally attended for 2020 are announced. A total of 15 fairs will be attended in 2020. Two of these fairs are in Turkey and Germany. Remaining expos are in Qatar, Chile, Malaysia, France, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Republic of South Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) will provide national participation to nine of the fairs. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) will provide national participation t...
  • Drill in the Tense Waters July 11 2019
    Turkey had a US weapons embargo experience after the peace operation and entered a new era in defense industry with especially ASELSAN. Turkey entered the same waters, while being under another embargo threat due to F-35/S-400 tension. Lieutenant Caner Gönyeli was commissioned under TCG Kocatepe with pennant number D-354 which has been sunk around Baf harbour. Kocatepe was sunk by Turkish jets due to lack of communication between Turkish Air Force and Turkish Naval Forces, and Gönye...
  • Chinese Blowfish A2 Drone Revealed at LIMA-2019
    Chinese Blowfish A2 Drone Revealed at LIMA-2019 April 6 2019
    Capable of delivering precision bombardment, the weirdly shaped Chinese helicopter drone Blowfish A2 Revealed at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia. Guangdong-based Zhuhai Ziyan UAV company, the 1.87-meter long, 0.62-meter tall helicopter drone has a maximum take-off weight of 38 kilograms and is capable of carrying a 12-kilogram payload. In its strange belly-less fuselage, the Blowfish A2 can carry radar, jamming devices, guns or b...
  • Malaysian Frigates Get Combat Management System Upgrade
    Malaysian Frigates Get Combat Management System Upgrade April 1 2019
    The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) plan to install a new locally-developed Combat Management System (CMS) made by Malaysia's TCM Innovations Sdn Bhd, which is a subsidiary of T7 Global Bhd. to replace the current one. The new CMS, called Vibrant 1 was co-developed by Marine Crest Technology and T7 Global Bhd., in cooperation with India's C2C-DB Systems Pvt Ltd., which provided the base software. The first ship to receive the new CMS is the Lekiu-class frigate KD Jebat ...
  • Su-30's Life Extension
    Su-30's Life Extension April 1 2019
    Malaysia announced a new step about Su-30 aircraft in its inventory. In this context, the service life of the platforms flying in the inventory of the Malaysian Royal Air Force will be extended. A total of 18 Su-30MKMs will undergo a lifetime extension modernization. In a statement from Malaysia, the first of the platforms was carried out by Aerospace Technology Systems Corp. (ATSC) which Sukhoi's partner in the region. Life extension works of first aircraft has already complete...
  • TUSAS Press Release
    TUSAS Press Release March 25 2019
    Turkish Aerospace will participate in LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition) 2019, which will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from March 26 to 30, 2019. First time in its history, the combat proven ANKA MALE Class UAV System, which is used for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance missions will be in Langkawi on the static display (No: OD07) during the LIMA 2019.  
  • The South of Asia-Pacific is on the Move: INDODEFENCE 2018
    The South of Asia-Pacific is on the Move: INDODEFENCE 2018 December 8 2018
    Organised in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta on 7-10 November, IndoDefence 2018 was significant for demonstrating not only local defence requirements but also consequences of Chinese-centred mobility observed recently in the Asia-Pacific region.   Composed of a thousands of islands scattered along the intersection point of the Pacific and the Indian oceans, the highly-populated Indonesia suffers mainly from marine-based security problems just like the neig...
  • Egypt’s First In House Built Gowind Corvette Launched
    Egypt’s First In House Built Gowind Corvette Launched September 9 2018
    Egypt launched second Gowind 2500 corvettes for the Egyptian Navy on 6 September from the facilities of Alexandria Shipyard (ASY). It is second of four Gowind 2500 corvettes but first of the class to be built in-country. Named Port Said , the 102 m ship will now complete outfitting at ASY before beginning trials next year. Egyptian Armament Authority awarded a contract to France’s Naval Group (then DCNS) for the design and construction of Gowind 2500 first-of-class E...
  • Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed
    Indonesian unmanned aviation squadron to be formed July 14 2018
    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) is establishing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron to oversee the service’s unmanned naval aviation requirements. The first equipment will be Insitu ScanEagle. Indonesia is currently anticipating the delivery of four Insitu ScanEagle UAVs from the US government. The UAVs are granted by the US government under a capacity-building programme for Southeast Asian navies known as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI). The The...
  • FNSS Showcases its New Generation Vehicles at Eurosatory 2018
    FNSS Showcases its New Generation Vehicles at Eurosatory 2018 June 7 2018
    Aiming to expand its user base, FNSS will showcase the PARS III 8x8 and PARS 4x4 Wheeled Armoured Vehicles (AMV) and the KAPLAN-20 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NG-AFV) at Eurosatory 2018, which all been developed to meet a broad range of operational needs. FNSS platforms and weapon systems meet the most stringent of requirements, practically setting world standards of their own, while its broad experience in collaboration and technology transfer is allowing it to acquir...
  • Decision Time for Malaysian Defence
    Decision Time for Malaysian Defence May 11 2018
    On account of uncertainties surrounding the upcoming general elections in Malaysia in May, the DSA 2018 entered its 30th year with modest participation at company level, yet broad participation in terms of governmental representatives, military staff and delegations. Perhaps the Fair failed to generate answers to many of Malaysia’s defence requirements. Nevertheless, the message was clear as to Turkey’s being one of the most important suppliers in the region. Enjoying th...
  • Tigon 6x6 Offer to Malaysia
    Tigon 6x6 Offer to Malaysia May 7 2018
    The Republic of Korean Hanwha Defense Systems partnered with the Malaysian firm AVP Engineering to offer the 6x6 Tigon armoured personnel carrier (APC) for a potential Malaysian Army requirement.  Designed based on Hanwha’s 6x6 Black Fox armoured vehicle, Tigon is able to accommodate up to 11 personnel and can be equipped with additional armour for improved ballistic and mine protection. The APC is fitted with a standard crew-served 12.7 mm machin...
  • Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems
    Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems April 20 2018
    Malaysia ordered 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems from Nexter under a contract signed at DSA fair. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020. The system has a maximum range of 17 kilometres and can be transported by air thanks to its light weight of approximately 1650 kg. Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada and Colombia are also among customers of Nexter’s 105LG1.
  • Japan, Malaysia Signed Agreement on Tech Transfer
    Japan, Malaysia Signed Agreement on Tech Transfer April 19 2018
    Malaysia and Japan signed an agreement on 18 April at DSA fair regarding expanding defence trade and related technology collaboration. In a joint statement, the two governments signed Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology Agreement to facilitate military trade between the two countries. This agreement establishes a legal framework for the governments of Japan and Malaysia regarding the transfer and handling of defence equipment and technology between the two governments ...
  • NSM Contract to Kongsberg
    NSM Contract to Kongsberg April 18 2018
    Royal Malaysian Navy has signed a €124 million contract with Kongsberg Defence for the delivery of Naval Strike Missiles (NSM). The country will use the missiles on its six new Littoral Combat Ships. Other than Malaysia, Norway, Poland and Germany also chose NSMs.
  • Turkey Shows Off in Malaysa
    Turkey Shows Off in Malaysa April 18 2018
    With its exhibiting companies and products, Turkey was almost like the host of DSA Fair held in Malaysia. While Turkish delegation was welcomed with intense interest, the country who participated the fair under the leadership of Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries and coordination of SSI, restored confidence in Malaysia and offered new business opportunities to participants.
  • Techmash Unveils S-80FP in Malaysia April 17 2018
    Russia’s Techmash engineering company displayed new S-80FP air-launched rocket at the DSA-2018 held in Malaysia. The S-80FP is designed to hit sole and multiple targets: unarmored and lightly-armored military hardware and surface ships. Techmash also exhibits munitions for artillery systems.
  • Malaysia To Upgrade Lekiu Class Frigate Communication Systems
    Malaysia To Upgrade Lekiu Class Frigate Communication Systems April 16 2018
    Malaysian Defence Ministry has finalized a $5 million contract with BHIC Defence Techservices for the upgrade of Lekiu-class frigate communication suites. The contract was signed on 22 February but announced on 13 April. The two frigates underwent a mid-life modernization and service life extension in 2015 and equipped with Terma’s SCANTER 6000 radar system in 2016. 
  • DSA Opens Doors at New Address
    DSA Opens Doors at New Address April 15 2018
    DSA, one of the most important fairs of the Far East held in Malaysia, now opens its doors in its new address. The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) opened its doors. With more than 30 Turkish companies and institutions opening booths, the fair will be open for three days from 16-19 April.
  • Turkey Participates to DSA
    Turkey Participates to DSA April 15 2018
    Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced Turkey's participation in DSA 2018 (Defense Services Asia) fair being held in Malaysia, hosted by Malaysian Ministry of Defence. More than 350 official delegations from 45 countries are expected to visit the fair from 16 to19 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur to make negotiations. With around 30 countries to exhibit products, Turkey will be the largest participant to DSA'18 fair with 1,418 square metres. ...
  • ANKA Will Be Under Spotlight in Malaysia
    ANKA Will Be Under Spotlight in Malaysia April 13 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will participate in Defence Services Asia (DSA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between April 16-19, 2018 and will showcase ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle, T129 ATAK Helicopter, T625 Helicopter, HÜRKUŞ Training and Light Attack Aircraft, and TF-X (Turkish Fighter) models. TAI, being ambitious in Asian market, will particularly promote ANKA UAV in Malaysia. The company aims to accelerate negotiations with DEFTECH, a defence and aerospac...
  • TAI Announcement April 13 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc (TAI) will participate in Defence Services Asia (DSA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between April 16-19, 2018 and will showcase ANKA UAV, T129 ATAK Helicopter, T625 Helicopter, HÜRKUŞ Training and Light Attack Aircraft, and TF-X (Turkish Fighter) models. You may see the relevant press release below.
  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay
    FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay April 7 2018
    Scoring high business volume in land vehicles exports in the Far East, producing 8x8 in Malaysia and tank in Indonesia thanks to its cooperation models, FNSS stands out as one of the three companies bidding for the Altay Main Battle Tank mass production in Turkey. We discussed with General Manager Nail Kurt about export targets and the future of land vehicle companies in Turkey. Kurt maintained that Altay was a strategic asset and that production required cooperation rather than competition.&...
  • Malaysia To Buy New Submarines
    Malaysia To Buy New Submarines March 2 2018
    Malaysia plans to acquire two submarines between 2031 and 2040 according to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) media statement. The country currently operates a fleet of two Perdana Menteri (Scorpene)-class diesel-electric submarines both of which were commissioned in 2009. The Perdana Menteri Class has an overall length of 67,56 metres and a beam of 6,2 metres. The platform has a maximum range of 12 thousand kilometres surfaced and is able to operate in depths of a maxim...
  • SMASH RCWS Will Be On Malaysian OPVs
    SMASH RCWS Will Be On Malaysian OPVs February 28 2018
    Malaysia will integrate Turkish ASELSAN company's 30mm SMASH Remote Controlled Weapon Systems (RCWS) on new Offshore Patrol Vessels of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems designed and produced by ASELSAN will continue to be in service of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) at MMEA's new Offshore Patrol Vessels. On 22 February 2018 ASELSAN has signed a contract with a Malaysian shipyard in scope of its 30mm ...
  • TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow
    TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow February 2 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) revealed its 2018 exhibition calendar. The company will demonstrate all its products in Singapore and will carry out negotiations at Singapore Airshow particularly regarding UAV “ANKA” and Multirole Utility Helicopter “T625”. TAI, which is ambitious in the Asian market, will also exhibit models of T625, ANKA, ATAK, HÜRKUŞ and MMU during the exhibition. In 2018, the company's exhibition schedule, which was ...
  • T-50s Finally At Home
    T-50s Finally At Home January 26 2018
    The Royal Thai Air Force's T-50TH Golden Eagle trainers are finally delivered to the country after the delay caused by damage to the engines during their flight to Thailand. The two T-50TH aircraft then had to land in Malaysia and inspected for damage, causing further delay in deliveries which was initially scheduled on 11 January. RTAF Commander Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang confirmed on 25 January that the damaged engines were replaced by Korea Aerospace...
  • T-50's Stuck in Malaysia
    T-50's Stuck in Malaysia January 16 2018
    The two KAI-made T-50THs for the Royal Thai Air Force, which were forced to divert to Kuantan, Malaysia on their way to Thailand due to extreme turbulence, will stay in Malaysia for two more weeks before they head home according to reports by local media. The two aircraft were inspected after their landing in Malaysia and some damage was revealed. According to local media, it will take two weeks before both T-50THs leave for Thailand again. Although details of the damage w...
  • T-50 Deliveries to Thailand Delayed
    T-50 Deliveries to Thailand Delayed January 15 2018
    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) postponed the handover ceremony of the first two T-50TH Golden Eagle training aircraft out of 12 ordered from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) indefinitely. The ceremony, which was earlier scheduled to be held at the Takhli on 12 January, was delayed upon KAI’s notification that the trainer jets need more checks. According to the Korean manufacturer’s statement, during their flight to Thailand on 8 January, the two aircraft was forced to land in Mal...
  • TAI Shows Off In Bangkok
    TAI Shows Off In Bangkok November 7 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) participated in the Bangkok Defense & Security fair held between November 6-9, 2017 with HURKUŞ, T129 ATAK, MMU and ANKA. TAI General Manager Temel Kotil emphasized the importance of the Thai market and added that the meetings and visits were fruitful. The Turkish Ambassador to Thailand, Evren Dağdelen Akgün, visited the TAI booth and received information about the projects in the region and in Thailand. In addition, negotiations were...
  • 53. Issue Sector News
    53. Issue Sector News August 29 2017
    Moving On with EUROSAM New Radar to 'Patriot', by Lockheed General Atomics UAV Flew at Red Flag Israel Undecided Just as Germany Signature of $5,91 Billion by Qatar TAI, Wastes No Time BMC Chosen for TTA-2 Project TCG Işın, Delivered Ceremoniously Gun of the Year: Canik TP9Fx ROKETSAN, Made it to the List ASELSAN Lands on Malaysia STM will Design Port for Pakistan OT...