In a public announcement released by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Wednesday (Mar. 30), there have been 54 deals worth RM4.6 billion achieved on the third day of the DSA 2022 exhibition.
Specifically, those deals consisted of 20 Letters of Acceptance (LOA) worth RM1.14 billion, 7 Letters of Intent (LOI) for RM152.79 million, 3 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), and 24 defense contracts valued at RM3.32 billion.
Furthermore, MINDEF also detailed current ongoing procurement programs from each branch of the Malaysian Armed Forces as follows:
For the Malaysian Army: Armored Personnel Carrier acquisition program for the Malaysian United Nations peacekeeper battalion in Lebanon, 155 mm Self-Propelled Howitzers, Logistic Support Bridges, and 3-tonne GS Cargo Trucks for mobility and logistics as well as Light Anti-Tank and Anti Structure Weapon.
As specified by the MINDEF, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has procurement programs for 3 Italian-made AW 139 utility helicopters, the second batch of 3 Littoral Mission Ships (LMS) to complement the existing 4 LMS as well as 13 Fast Interceptor Crafts (FIC).
For the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), the ongoing procurement programs are the Fighter-Lead-In-Trainer/Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) in two phases – each with 18 aircraft for a total of 36, long-range air defense radars (LORAD); medium-range air defense radar (MERAD); Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS); Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (MALE-UAS) and Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPA).
Furthermore, 3 of RMAF’s CN235-220M aircraft are currently in the process of being upgraded to fulfill the role of Maritime Surveillance Aircrafts (MSA) that will be capable of conducting Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) duties.
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