Dear all hands
Is very interesting for us to see south east asia military procurement for few next year. The main trigger of this procurement is spratly conflict. As we we know, there are overlapping claim or maritime dispute in spratly water between numerous asia country and malaysia , china, philipine and vietname is one of these country.
China claim almost whole of south china sea. And china opposed logically claim from another asia country.
This situation triggering military hardware shopping in south east asia country include malaysia. As we now, to enhance navy power, malaysia buy two submarine from France. But obviously, this submarine procurement isn't adequate so malaysia navy tends to add their combatant ship. Gowind class corvette is in their procurement list for 2012 and another coming year.
Malaysia navy also has plan to buy brand new LPD, maybe from South Korea. This buying will increase malaysian navy maritime operation. AWACS plane also in their procurement list. I don't know what type AWACS plane will be bought, but erieye from sweden is locally choice.