For the Royal Malaysian Navy, the contract for the LCS is signed but only currently appears in the Malay version of Bernama.
16 Disember, 2011 19:24 PM
Unit Boustead Dapat Kontrak Mindef Bernilai RM9 Bilion
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Dis (Bernama) -- Unit kepada Boustead Holdings Bhd, Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd telah diberikan kontrak bernilai RM9 bilion oleh Kementerian Pertahanan.
Kontrak itu ialah untuk penghantaran enam unit generasi kedua "Patrol Vessels Littoral Combat Ships" (Frigate Class) kepada kementerian, kata syarikat dalam kenyataan kepada Bursa Malaysia Jumaat.
Niaga janji itu meliputi reka bentuk, pembinaan, peralatan, pemasangan, pelaksanaan, integrasi dan pengujian ke atas keenam-enam kapal itu, katanya.
"Kontrak itu bernilai RM9 bilion, akan dilaksanakan dalam tempoh tiga Rancangan Malaysia, 10, 11 dan 12," katanya.
Penghantaran pertama dijangka pada 2017 dan disusuli oleh yang lain setiap enam bulan selepasnya.
Only I wonder why they chose not to sign it during the recent LIMA.
Second the bravery of the RMAF own special forces is recognised as per below :
December 16, 2011 19:46 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) -- A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel who was involved in Operasi Fajar to free a Malaysian ship from Somali pirates early this year, has been recognised for valour.
RMAF's Special Air Service (PASKAU) member Air Force Sergeant Mohamad Lockman Abdul Jabar, 32, was among three RMAF personnel who were conferred valour awards (Airman of the Year 2011) from RMAF chief Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud in Subang near here Friday.
He received the award in the sergeant's category.
"The award is given based on evaluation of an individual for integrity, bravery, excellence, friendship and prioritising services," Mohamad Lockman, who is from Kluang, Johor, told reporters.
In the 11.40pm incident on Jan 20, seven Somalian pirates armed with AK-47s and pistols attacked and captured the MT Bunga Laurel in the Gulf of Aden about 333 nautical miles (555km) east of Oman.
Nevertheless, the fast action of RMAF's PASKAU (air commandos) succeeded in rescuing the merchant ship and its 23 crew.
In his speech, Rodzali said the presentation of the awards should act as a catalyst to all RMAF personnel to improve their performance and contribute towards the human capital development of their teams.
The other two recipients of the awards were Air Force Warrant Officer 1 Azmi Bakar (Warrant Officer category) and Air Force Corporal Norafiszal Sabran (corporal category).