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Future acquisition prioritisations for Malaysian forces

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The Malaysian Government continues to have ambitious plans for all branches of its armed forces, but more focus needs to be applied to budgetary commitment and acquisition prioritisation. With a general election to be held in 2018, it was expected that the defence budget for that year, announced at the end of October 2017, would not be geared to...

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Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet with additional H225M order

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Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation gear, ...

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Singapore receives first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)

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Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1st September 2018 at the RSAF’s 50th anniversary parade. The new-generation A330 MRTT extends the endurance of the RSAF’s fighter aircraft, and ens...

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Indonesia's PT PINDAD conducts successful live-firing demonstration of its latest Medium Tank.

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PT PINDAD conducted on 27 of August 2018 a successful live-firing demonstration of its latest “Medium Tank” at the Infantry Education Center of the Indonesian Army at Cipatat, West Bandung Regency. The attendance was composed by numerous high rank officers from various department of Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Army. The M...

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Malaysian Air Force looks for affordable solution to fighter unavailability

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The Royal Malaysian Air Force is suffering major availability issues with two of its three main frontline types. These problems afflict the ten Russian-supplied Mikoyan MiG-29Ns and NUBs of 17 Squadron and the 18 Su-30MKMs of 11 Squadron. Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu revealed on 31 July that only four of the 28 Russian aircraft in the...

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ST Engineering Launches LMV Dauntless for Singapore Navy

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ST Engineering’s Marine sector rolled out the seventh Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) named Dauntless which was built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). It is the seventh LMV built by the firm for the Navy since 2013 to replace Fearless-class Patrol Vessels. “We are committed to continue the good progress we have made thus fa...

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Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand join Pitch Black exercise in Australia

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Military aircraft from several Indo-Pacific air forces are joining aircraft from the United States, France, Canada and host Australia for a multinational air combat exercise that started Friday over northern Australia. Code-named Pitch Black 2018, the three-week exercise will see the participation of co...

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Hope BAE Systems SEA 5000 win will seed Australia's own warship industry

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Australia's Turnbull government says the construction of its new fleet of British-designed naval frigates will create 4000 jobs and create an industry that in future won’t need help from overseas to make large and complex warships. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will on Friday confirm that Britain’s BAE Systems has won a hard-fo...

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Singapore forges NextGen capabilities in Arizona

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During its biennial overseas exercise, Forging Sabre, the Singaporean Armed Forces used enhanced C2 to further integrate fast jets, attack helicopters and UAVs into the precision, and simultaneous delivery of kinetic munitions. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) recently concluded its latest air-land strike integration and live-fire exercise whic...

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Boeing engages with Indonesian Army on Apache support

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Boeing has outlined the scope of its industrial collaboration engagement with Indonesia as part of its Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract to supply the Southeast Asian country with eight AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. A spokesperson for Boeing told Jane’s on 5 June that the US corporation is collaborating with the Apache op...

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