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Hisham at MACC over probe into Mindef land swaps

The former defence minister is the second Barisan Nasional leader to have his statement taken.

Trump nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defence

Mark Esper is the third man to lead the Pentagon in six months. 

Boeing: Sorry for crashes

A top Boeing executive apologises for the crashes and says the priority of the company is to return the planes to service safely.

Investor Ackman opposes United Technologies’ aerospace merger with Raytheon

Ackman has concerns that the merger with Raytheon will lower the business quality of pro-forma United Technologies’ aerospace business.

US-China row affects regional stability, says Mat Sabu

Piracy, refugee crisis and big power rivalry in the South China Sea also listed as among the threats to the region.

Huawei ‘too close’ to Chinese government to be trusted

The integration of civilian businesses with the military is too close making Huawei difficult to trust.

White House wanted USS McCain ‘hidden’ from Trump

The order apparently posed a conundrum because the ship was undergoing repairs and would have been difficult to move before Trump arrival.

5 countries vying for RM36 billion RMAF deal, says report

'Politics may be deciding factor' in choice of light combat aircraft from South Korea, India, Russia, Pakistan and Italy on offer.

US State Dept approves possible US$314 mln sale of missiles to...

The proposed sale comes after North Korea recently criticised South Korea's defence purchases from the United States.

Reclaim RM1.48bil from failed land swap deal, Hisham tells Mindef

The former defence minister says if the land swap mechanism brings no benefit to the military, the government should come up with an alternative solution.

Avoid barter trade for arms, says expert

Two views on getting military equipment - buy cheaper goods from certain countries, or trade palm oil for arms.

Don’t delay buying fighter jets, Putrajaya told

A defence expert speaks of threats to Malaysia's maritime security.

After 28 years, Dr M officiates LIMA once more

The prime minister speaks about past achievements and future plans for the defence ministry and aerospace industry.

India’s own Tejas light fighter jet on show at Lima

Two of the light combat aircraft will put on aerobatic displays while a navy corvette is also coming for the defence show

British engineer Cobham intends to reinstate dividend

The British defence and aerospace firm is positive on its outlook for 2019.

US military not decided yet on necessity of border wall

The defence secretary has yet to decide whether the wall is militarily necessary before money from the military construction budget can be used.

31 nations confirm participation in Lima ’19

The event is targeting 60% defence and 40% commercial content, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

Nato exercises cyber defences as threat grows

Their weapons are fast computers with vulnerability-analysis code, forensic software and special database-management tools.

Australia, Japan to deepen defence ties after historic Darwin visit

Trade and strategic relations took centre-stage at a meeting between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Shinzo Abe during his two-day visit to Darwin.

Trump criticises Macron again over European defence remarks

Macron said the two leaders had spoken about what his office has portrayed as a misunderstanding.

Witness: I saw who used hot iron on cadet officer

He denies suggestion by defence counsel that he testified he could recognise the individuals involved because he feared he would otherwise be expelled by the Armed Forces.

Saudi coalition halts refuelling deal with US for Yemen war

The move comes amid ongoing international outcry over Saudi actions in Yemen.

US, S.Korea set delayed military drills; N.Korea urges end to pressure

These joint, US-South Korea military exercises were often criticised by North Korea.

Mat Sabu happy with RM20 mil increase in aid for armed...

Defence minister says despite cuts in allocations he will ensure armed forces are always in a prepared state.