Malaysian Defense Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein announced today that RM9.3 billion (US$2.5 billion) worth of contracts, memoranda of understanding (MoU), letters of acceptance (LOA) and letters of Intent (LOI) were signed at LIMA 2015.
Malaysia’s this year’s contract value is higher than the RM4.2 billion (US$1.1 billion) at the previous edition of LIMA.
"An approximate of 12.1 per cent increase in the spending during the show indicates that LIMA throughout the years has continued to provide the ideal platform for maritime and aerospace businesses regionally and globally," Hussein told the media at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) here during the third day at the show.
Mojor contracts included MoU, LOA and LOI signed by the Defense Ministry for the supply of articles, services and technical assistance pertaining to the optronic avionics and communication equipment of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) SU-30MK with Thales Optronique.
Another contract was signed with Destini Prima Sdn Bhd was for the supply of parts and services for the life raft and life jacket owned by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).
Petronas signed an MoU to handover drone system to Malaysian Armed Forces. An LOA with MTU Services (M) Sdn Bhd for the supply and delivery of spare parts, maintenance and training of MTU engines, sub-assemblies, components and electronics monitoring system for the RMN was also signed.
Other contracts include an LOA signed with Zetro Services Sdn Bhd for maintenance of air defense radar system and associated support equipment and an LOI for maintenance of ground electronics equipment for the air traffic control system and accessories.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) signed an LOI with Destination Marine Services Sdn Bhd for the supply and delivery of six units of patrol vessels.
Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian MoD signed an LOA for the supply and delivery of spare parts, maintenance, integrated logistics support and training for the 17th patrol vessel squadron for the RMN.
BHIC Bofors Asia Sdn Bhd signed an LOA for the supply and delivery of spare parts, services, maintenance and training of Bofors cannon 57mm for RMN.
Thales Raytheon System inked an LOA for the maintenance contract for the Malaysian Air Defence Environment Sector Operation Centre 3 (MADGE SOC 3).
“In all Defense Ministry signed seven contract documents and five MoU, eight LOA and six LOIs,” Hussein said.
Malaysian Sukhoi-30MKM fighter jets will soon be armed with Russian missiles, Ria Novosti reported Tuesday. The missiles will be manufactured by Irkut Corporation
Malaysia is planning to buy two variants of C28A Chinese warships for its navy, a local defense media website quoted industry sources as saying last week. “The deal for the two warships was supposed to be signed during the Prime Ministers visit to China last year during 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries – but was cancelled at the last moment due to various issues, one of them was funding concerns
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 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
Fired missiles can be evaded by hard maneuvers. Infra Red missiles lock on can be defeated if the targeted aircraft fly out of the missile seekers field of view
Malaysia is looking at launching its own aerobatics team for the Langkawi International Maritime Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition in 2019 and may seek help from ‘Russian Knights team for the purpose. Indications to this effect were available during the last day of LIMA 17 where the defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at the closing ceremony turning to the South Korean and Indonesian aerobatics teams, ?What you have done is a challenge to all of us “now the Russian Knights want to work with the Malaysian aerobatics team
Malaysian Minister of Defence took the official delivery of Royal Malaysian Air Forces fourth Airbus A400M on the second day of Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2017. Hishammuddin Onn, Minister of Defence of Malaysia, took delivery of the fourth Airbus A400M military transport aircraft today on behalf of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Airbus said in a statement Wednesday
Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation announced today that it has signed a contract with Malaysian government to provide through-life support for the two 2000 type Scorpene submarines of the Royal Malaysian Navy, based at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The contract signed at the end of March will remain in force for over two years (on May 31 2017)
Aerospace Technology Systems Corp (ATSC) has offered to upgrade 10 MiG-29N Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) aircraft to Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) Bernama news agency reported Today. “The enhancement proposed by the company would make the aircraft not only on par with other MRCA fighter jets in the market but also extend the lifespan by a minimum of 25 years," ATSC CEO Lt Col (Rtd) Fadzar Suhadawas quoted as saying by the Malaysian news agency
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