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Four Countries Are Expected To Compete In The Tender For 400 6×6 Armoured Vehicles

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Four countries are expected to show interest in competing for the tender for the supply of a total of 400 six-wheel drive armoured vehicles of the Malaysian Army. According to a report by business news portal, Seoul, South Korea-based Asia Business Daily, the acquisition replaces the team’s existing vehicles used since 1981. “So f...

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Indonesia inks deal for more KAI trainer jets

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Indonesia has signed a contract to buy more T-50 jet trainers made by Korea Aerospace Industries, and Thailand has indicated its desire to add to its inventory of the jets, marking continued success for the South Korean aircraft. KAI made a filing to the Seoul stock exchange on July 20 announcing the sale of six more T-50i jet trainers to I...

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Indian navy to float $6 billion tender for six submarines

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 India’s government has approved the launch of a $6.14 billion program for the construction of six conventional submarines under Project 75-I. The approval was granted by the defense ministry’s procurement body, the Defence Acquisition Council, on June 4. It permits the Indian navy to publish a tender for six submarines, with a ...

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Taiwan launches new amphibious vessel with anti-ship missiles

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Taiwan has launched the first of a new class of multimission amphibious ships that can carry troops and equipment to its offshore and South China Sea islands. The vessels can also conduct surface warfare missions with anti-ship missiles. The landing platform dock, named Yu Shan after Taiwan’s tallest mountain, was launched at the sh...

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Royal Thai Navy eyes two more Chinese-made submarines despite Covid-19 pressure

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The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has secured approval from the House of Representatives to procure two additional S26T diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) from China, despite earlier indications that the acquisition could be deferred due to the economic challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. RTN officials told media during a 24 August press confere...

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Spotlight on Indonesia as new Minister of Defence appointed

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The surprising appointment of Prabowo Subianto as the new Indonesian Minister of Defence does not bode well for Indonesia’s international reputation or potentially its political stability. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) defeated Prabowo twice in presidential elections, in 2014 and again earlier this year. When he refused to accept that Jokowi...

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Philippines to procure ATMOS gun system from Elbit

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The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is set to conclude its planned procurement of the ATMOS 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled gun system produced by Israeli firm Elbit Systems. The DND told Jane's on 6 May that Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a "notice to proceed" (NTP) supporting the ATMOS acqu...

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Singapore keeps Its spear tip sharp

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The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when it won US government approval to procure up to 12 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.   Sing...

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DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 rescheduled to 24-27 AUGUST 2020

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The DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 organisers, DSA Exhibition And Conference Sdn Bhd, in cooperation with the Malaysian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs, have taken the decision to move the event originally scheduled for 20 – 23 April 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur to ...

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Malaysia outlines top concerns in first-ever defense whitepaper

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Malaysia has unveiled its first-ever defense whitepaper, identifying its maritime claims in the South China Sea as a top concern, amid a stagnant budget that continues to dog attempts at modernizing its military. Tabling the document in Malaysia’s Parliament, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the whitepaper is an opportunity to discuss ...

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