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Affordable Maritime Patrol

While nothing is cheap in defence, a range of less expensive capabilities might be enough, especially if networked with allies. The Indo-Pacific region has...
ANKA UAV

Malaysia selects Leonardo, TAI for air force requirements

Malaysia’s Senior Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein revealed in a social media post on 9 October that the government has opted for two of Leonardo’s...
Anka-S MALE UCAV

Malaysia High Endurance UAS Plans

Malaysia announced its plans to acquire a fleet of long range, high endurance unmanned aerial systems. The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Deputy Defence...
CM-32 Yunpao 8x8

Multi-Role Ready

Multi-role combat vehicles (MRCVs) give a good range of options (and savings) over fleets of role specific combat vehicles. The main battle tank, infantry...
Ceyhun Süer – Middle and Far East Programs Director

Interview FNSS: Ceyhun Süer – Middle and Far East Programs Director

1. FNSS stands out as the most successful company with export projects among the Turkish defense industry companies operating in the Southeast Asia region....
ARROW-12-RWS

Remote Firepower

Taking the gunner out of harm’s way provides flexibility in terms of where a weapon is sited, how large in can be and how...
Malaysian-Armed-Forces-1

COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
Malaysian-Army

Malaysia’s Defence Doldrums

Dzirhan Mahadzir - Despite an approaching Defence White Paper, fiscal frugality looks set to dominate near-to mid-term defence acquisition projects. Despite a change of ruling party...

Greater Potential Pending

The Malaysian Government continues to have ambitious plans for all branches of its armed forces, but more focus needs to be applied to budgetary...
ZBD-2000 family

Metal Gear Solid

Armoured Combat Vehicles (ACVs) have been given considerable attention by armies in the Asia-Pacific over the last few years. Major efforts have been taken,...

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