Anyway, the US (or any other country) will never sell you their latest stuff one. Those export versions are not as good as their own versions one. Outwardly look very similar but those electronic black boxes inside they keep updating and are top secret.
This is the improved version:
DSTA is also working on a prototype that has a top secret technology built into it.
The name of the advanced shielding is called "Lambda Driver" where it translates the pilot's willpower, focus and concentration into physical energy.
"Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."
only down side is, DS is now a strategic material, and in order not to being held ransom by ODEC (Organisation of Durian Exporting Countries), all large trees along ECP and other major roads will be replaced with Durian trees. By 2011 we will become self-reliant on this strategic DS.
Last edited by hwchoy; 12th December 2006 at 02:50 PM.
the MLRS looks impressive when fired, but these are unguided rockets and have very poor accuracy, compared to howitzers and long range mortars. However I think there may be guided versions of the munition. Another draw back is that once a salvo is fired it takes a long time to reload the launcers.
With the cargo rounds these days, I think long range howitzers is a better option. The FH2000 is 52 caliber, while the ABG has their organic 39 caliber Primus. The ABG don't need such long range as they would deal with threats directly in front of them. The SAF planners know what they are doing.
we didn't buy old F-15 (and certainly not F-15J, that's the Jap variant). Unlike the Leopard 2 we're getting from Germany, the F-15T (we get T because S already taken by the Saudi) are new air frames with the latest avionic options. Only the air frame design is 30 years old, the rest are all new.
The Leopard 2 (like the subs) on the other hand, are actually old hulls. However armoured hulls can last practically forever. Knowing our pattern of doing things, ST Engineering would probably put in a retrofit about 5 years from now and make it into a super duper Leopard S
If you have seen the M113 Ultra compared to the original, man you'd faint. These are A1 and A2 hulls, older than most of you guys here
1 MLRS could out-gun and out-range 5 howitzers... Plus it is very mobile, makes it a very hard target to find...
Do we have the capability to take them out 1st or at least have the deterrent to warn our enemy not to fire into residential or non-military targets?
Compare the crater created by 155mm howitzer round with the bomblets from MLRS.
I think MLRS has good coverage, useful for blanketing an area.
Howitzer rounds can do some heavy damage to fortified positions, firing from a battery.
Each got it's own use and cannot replace the other.
However, Malaysia have other neighbours too, and in those other areas of ops, MLRS may be useful.