Signings worth RM7.3bil by Defence Ministry for military asset upgrades


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 40 signings worth RM7.3bil have been made by the Defence Ministry to improve and upgrade military assets.

The signings were made official on Wednesday (May 8) at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security (NatSec) Asia 2024 exhibition here.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin alongside the military’s top leadership including Malaysian Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Mohammad Ab Rahman oversaw the signing ceremony.

Of the 40 deals, 17 were letters of acceptance worth RM3.3bil, and seven contracts worth RM1.9bil.

A further RM280mil was also authorised from 10 memorandums of understanding (MOU).

Among the noticeable incoming assets include 18 medium-range anti-tank guided weapons from Turkiye.

"These assets will be used by the infantry to increase the... firepower of the Malaysian Army," the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

It added that the Royal Malaysian Air Force would also replace its existing air surveillance radar and air traffic management systems.

"These assets will help the Air Force observe Malaysian airspace to maintain the sovereignty of the nation," the statement read.

Meanwhile, contracts were signed to continue the refit programmes for three Navy ships: KD Jebat, KD Perak and KD Baung.

"The success of the DSA and Natsec 2024 over the last three days also highlights the symbiotic partnerships between the Defence Ministry, Armed Forces and the defence industry as portrayed by today’s signing ceremony," the statement added.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Chinese Premier says Malaysia-China relations exemplary, proposes four steps to advance ties
Man detained, 4,000-litre diesel seized by Sabah Domestic Trade Ministry in Tawau
China-Malaysia ties contribute to regional stability and development, says Dr Wee
Malaysia-China diplomatic ties 50th Anniversary pivotal for future cooperation, says Fahmi
MACC nabs school clerk over power abuse allegations
Durian diplomacy: Premier Li salutes Malaysia-China’s shared resilience, marks 50 years of fruitful relations
China-Malaysia ties akin to 'continuous railway track with promising future', says Chinese Premier
Five-year-old girl dies after hit by van in Johor
100,000 received RM200 cash aid to offset diesel price increase, says Finance Minister II
Anwar, Premier Li Qiang exchange coffee table books to commemorate 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China ties

Others Also Read