Looking forward towards strategic partnership

Minister of Defence Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced many ‘first’ in the series of continuous DSA exhibitions since 2006 and this year’s is the most successful. “This year, we have a lot of ‘first’ forums and discourses”.

He also said that this year, the focus is not on the value of contract signed but instead the technology and collaboration spin-off that could be continuously developed for the Malaysian defense industry in years to come.

“Today, we signed 15 agreements. We want to see what will be generated from these. Our focus is on the preparation for future defense”.

A photo download from this blog is being displayed at the DCNS booth

He was speaking to media, whom he described as ‘partners’ in making this year’s DSA the biggest and most successful so far, RM 4 billion amount of agreements and MOUs. Expected value to be signed is RM 25 billion. All together, 826 participating companies, agencies and representatives exhibited their products and services.

The were several forums, talks and round table discourses held for this year’s DSA exhibition. The highlight is the Putrajaya Forum 2012 organized by Malaysian Institute of Defense and Security (MIDAS). The participation was very encouraging.

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Published in: on April 18, 2012 at 13:01  Comments (1)  

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  1. It is quite fashionable to talk abt technological advancement these days. But the idea is not new. It is called the RMA or Revolutionary Military Affaird. The Russians coined the term. The US actively pursued it. The C4SIR became the catch word – Computer, communications, command, control, Surveillance , Intelligence and reconnaisance. Well it means more technologically advance fire power with smaller armed forces units. But there is always the downside to putting merely the RMA. In conventional warfare, the choice of Von Clausewitz or Sun Tzu is still important and relevant. With the rise of assymetrical wars, strategy is far important than jz RMA.


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