PETALING JAYA: The GM400 long-distance air defence radar will be installed in Bintulu, Sarawak, as the main radar for the armed forces, says defence minister Mohamad Hasan.
“The high-capacity radar will give added value to the armed forces to protect the borders from being encroached and identify any problems in the South China Sea,” he said after the graduation ceremony for the National Resilience College, Armed Forces Defence College and Armed Forces Staff College in Putrajaya today.
Bernama reported that Mohamad witnessed the signing of the letter of agreement between the defence ministry and Thales Group for the GM400 long-distance air defence radar for the air force yesterday.
Regarding the meeting with his French counterpart, Sebastian Lecornu, yesterday, Mohamad said Malaysia would host bilateral talks with France next year to enhance ties and defence diplomacy.
He said Malaysian officers can enhance their technological sophistication with France’s help.
Regarding the pension issue faced by armed forces veterans, Mohamad said the veterans’ pension adjustment would be done together with the study on the Public Service Remuneration System (SSPA) under the public services department (JPA).
This is because the veterans and the armed forces were included in the civil servant remuneration system.
He said the ministry had given its input on the matter to the government.