The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA's) patrol and surveillance capabilities will soon be strengthened with the three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) supplied by a local company, and an ex-Ojika-class ship from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).
Malaysian company Destini has won a MYR738.9 million (USD166 million) contract from the government to supply the OPVs. Meanwhile, the ex-JCG vessel, formerly known as Erimo , was formally handed over to the MMEA on January 19 in Hiroshima, Japan, IHS Jane's 360 reported Tuesday.
The three new OPVs will need to be delivered, tested, and commissioned within 42 months from the date of contract award, while the ex-JCG ship is scheduled to arrive in Malaysia in the later part of 2017 after crew familiarization and training.
Malaysia is considering expanding military cooperation with Belarus in the near future in matters concerning aircraft repairs. “I will recommend our defense ministry to pay close attention to the capabilities of the Belarusian company ‘OAO 558 Aircraft Repair Plant in Baranovichi
The implementation of the Service Technical Centre (STC) project worth RM73 million for maintenance of Malaysian Su-30MKM jets is deemed ‘less than satisfactory, according to the latest findings in the Auditor General's Report. The federal audit report released today criticises the Malaysian Defense Ministry for appointing an unqualified and financially unsound contractor that resulted in the biggest setback to the project
Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) to build multirole support ship (MRSS) for Royal Malaysian Navy. The MOU was signed on 2 November at the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta, provides opportunity to work on its first project for a Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel, if the contract is awarded to BNS,
Malaysia is likely to sign a contract from China to buy littoral mission ships during Prime Minister Najib Razak visit to Beijing next week. If the purchase takes place, it would be Malaysia's significant contract with China in the wake of rising tensions in South China
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