Thales has signed a partnership agreement with the Malaysian firm Global Komited Sdn Bhd to co-develop a wide range of Ground-Based Air Defence systems for the Malaysian Armed Forces.
The signature ceremony, attended by The Malaysian Defence Minister, YB Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, was held at the DSA 2014 show.
“The agreement signed today is a positive development for the country's defence industry and includes the transfer of technology and knowledge of Ground-Based Air Defence systems that will benefit both the Malaysian Armed Forces as well as other armed forces in the region in the long run,” Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group Managing Director, said.
He also added that for this year’s DSA exhibition, WESTSTAR, under its parent company Global Komited, will be showcasing several vehicles that focus on different fields of application for the defence and security sectors.
Their flagship vehicle, the GK-M1, highlights a new application whereby a Lightweight Multiple Missile Launcher may be mounted onto the vehicle with Thales STARStreak missiles installed within the Missile Launcher.
STARStreak Missile technology represents the latest development from Thales’s Belfast- based activity in Ground Based Air Defence systems, and will enable the Malaysian Armed Forces, particularly the Royal Malaysian Air Force, to replace the previously commissioned Starburst Missile System.
With this new collaboration, Thales will facilitate Global Komited in further incorporating a more comprehensive range of allied defence systems, such as a Command and Control radar system to support and protect all important government and military assets.
CAEs Caesar trauma patient simulator has become a star attraction at the DSA 2014 show in Malaysia. Built for trauma, disaster response and combat casualty care, the life-sized simulator offers clinical accuracy for basic to advanced point-of-injury training
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Rosoboronexport will present its Malaysian partners with current and prospective projects which includes Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter at DSA 2014, 14 to 17 April. Rosoboronexport specialists believe that the Malaysian side will be very much interested in the Buk-M2E medium-range air defence missile system, Pantsir-S1 close-range air defence gun/missile system, Kornet-E/Kornet-EM and Metis-M1 antitank missile systems, as well as Mirazh, Sobol and Mangust patrol boats
FAUN Trackway will be showcasing the Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS) at the DSA 2014, 14 – 17 April. First developed over 15 years ago for the Norwegian Army, the HGMS comprises Military Load Classification (MLC) 70 Trackway mounted on a hydraulic dispenser
Finmeccanica, through its companies AgustaWestland, Selex ES and OTO Melara, takes part in DSA 2014, which is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-17 April. AgustaWestland is showcasing a full scale mock-up of the new generation AW149 medium twin multirole military helicopter on static display, and presents its comprehensive portfolio of commercial and government models
MTL Group will be showcasing several key armour components including IMPAS armour and SMARTbend for blast and ballistic applications for the very first time at DSA 2014, 14-17 April. “The Asian market is an area we have seen significant growth over the past few years at MTL Group
Rafale is looking at widening areas of collaborations with Malaysian partners during LIMA exhibition 2015. Rafale announced Monday that it is showcasing its two seater and single seater fighter aircraft during the expo
The likes of Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter and Saab assembled at LIMA 2015 may come away disappointed as it is almost certain now that Kuala Lumpur may not consider an outright purchase to replace its MiG-29N fighters. Instead, a lease option has been mooted but its acceptance may depend upon the cost and terms of lease
The Malaysian Government wants to procure aerostat systems to enhance maritime security over the contested Sabah territory of the island of Borneo. Malaysian Bintang Kencana signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tcom to provide Malaysian Government with aerostat systems for maritime domain awareness, according to an official statement
Thales will provide its Integrated Electronic Stand-by Instrument (IESI) to modernise the Esquilo/Fennec helicopter fleet of the Brazilian Army. A total of 36 helicopters will be retrofitted with the Thales system with completion expected in 2018
Airbus Defence and Space has awarded Thales a multi-million pound contract to supply the Royal Air Force with a second full-flight simulator for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The Full-Flight Simulator employs state-of-the-art visual and motion technology developed and produced by Thales that represents the current production cockpit configuration of the Airbus A400M aircraft and simulates the ground and flight operations of the aircraft in various natural and tactical environments
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