Bae Hawk 100 trainer & Hawk 200 series
Bae Hawk 100 trainer & Hawk 200 series
F/A 18 Hornets
Malaysian SF and Italian SF joint training, in the Balkans: by taiaha
105 howitzer 10th Bde Para
fromOps Sedar Gubir 1977 . Landing Point Marker Whisky, Sg Baho, Gubir. Troops getting resupplied. A very rare picture. Notice tree trunk, at the nose of the helicopter. The LP is hacked out of virgin jungle using machettes and plastic explosives (bare minimum). The RMAF pilots lived dangerously, landing in tight places like this.
They were a rare breed of men with nerves of steel, supporting the fighting Rangers on the ground, flying sorties to sustain the troops on many operations. Most often not appreciated and forgotten. When they do not land on an LP which was prepared at a short notice, the space not big enough to land with confidence, they flew off. Leaving a trail of curses and expletives spewed forth by angry and hungry soldiers. Well, in this blog they will be and are being remembered.
Mig 29 N take off
Hey, What's the diffence between the RMAF MiG-29N and other Fulcrum models like the A and S?
The Magazine called Tempur I think it mean combat in english
you can subscribe it, $250 a year
http://www.tempur.com.my/dcp.news.asp?categoryID=12More Firepower For Malaysian Army
18/06/2007 - TEMPUR JUN 2007
The Malaysian Army’s Royal Artillery Regiment (RAD) will, by 2009, be able to raise its second Battalion equipped with the ‘Keris’ Astros 2 (Artillery Saturation Rocket System) multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), thanks to the Ministry of Finance recently giving the green light to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to conclude contractual negotiations with the original equipment manufacturer Avibras Aerospacial SA of Brazil. The Gemas-based 51st Battalion of the RAD, known as 51 RAD (and attached to the Malacca-based 3 Division), is currently equipped with 18 ‘Keris’ Astros 2 MLRS launchers that were ordered in November 2000 and delivered 20 months later. The contract, worth RM791.92 million, included the supply of 1,000 SS-30 30km-range rockets, 224 SS-60 60km-range rockets, 576 SS-80 80km-range rockets along with SS-09 training rockets. The to-be-inked contract for equipping the new Battalion—52 RAD—is valued at RM950 million. The Astros 2 MLRS includes a fleet of vehicles comprising the Universal Multiple Launcher (AV-LMU) capable of firing five kinds of rockets with different calibers and diameters; Ammunition Supply Vehicle (AV-RMD) for resupplying the AV-LMU and carrying two complete loads for each launcher; Avibras AV-VBL (Viaturas Blindadas Leves) 4 x 4 light armoured vehicles using the command and control vehicle/fire-control system (AV-VCC) to provide the Battalion-level command with coordination and direction of firing missions for up to 3 Astros 2 Batteries; Mobile Workshops for electronic and mechanic field maintenance of the system; and an Electronic Fire-Control Unit (AV-UCF) for facilitating the procedures of fire direction using a tracking radar and ballistics computer. A typical Astros 2 Battery configuration comprises six AV-LMU Universal Multiple Launchers, six AV-RMD Ammunition Supply Vehicles together with an AV-UCF Fire Control Unit. The AV-VCC Command and Control Vehicle/Fire-Control Unit together with two mobile workshop vehicles are stationed at the Battalion headquarters. The 127mm SS-30 rocket can be loaded with 32 rounds per launcher and has a range between 9km and 30km. The 300mm SS-60 and SS-80 rockets can be loaded with four rounds per launcher, and has a range between 20km and 80km.
The Malaysian Army currently has 16 artillery Regiments (medium field artillery and air defence), each with three Batteries. While 10 Regiments are equipped with 105mm pack howitzers, two Regiments—Gemas-based 21 and 22 RAD—are equipped with 28 DENEL/LIW-built 155mm/45-calibre G-5 Mk2000 towed howitzers and 12 BAE Systems-built FH-70 155mm 39-calibre towed howitzers. Future plans call for re-equipping two existing artillery Regiments with truck-mounted, lightweight, motorised 155mm/52-calibre howitzers. Systems already believed top have been offered include BAE Systems/SWS Defence’s FH-77BWL52 Archer...
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a common mistake is to associate the name "Keris" with ASTROS II in Malaysian inventory
Keris is the name for one of the ASTROS II battery (other batteries have different names), not all are called Keris (unlike Adnan for the local version of ACV-300)