Rocket launchers, radar system in Johor from China, with love

Jahabar Sadiq

Prime Minister Najib Razak meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing in May. – EPA pic, August 9, 2017.

CHINA will offer Malaysia advanced rocket launchers and a radar system, to be based in Johor, reflecting the widening defence and trade ties between the two countries in the South China Sea region, sources told The Malaysian Insight.

The generous low-interest offer will be made by a high-level delegation headed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy visiting Malaysia for the East Coast Rail Link launch tomorrow.

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  • The AR3 can be operated remotely from China with the latest technology. So China is in control of the system and not Malaysia. This is their strategy to counter the US in Singapore and Indonesia. If Malaysia does not want to pull load the weapon and pull the trigger, the Chinese can do it remotely. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

    Posted 5 years ago by Ab meeda

    • No need to be worry, Malaysia will use it to hang towel in normal days. Even China pull the triggers, missiles will not be pasang, welcome to bolehland.

      Posted 5 years ago by James Totti

  • What??

    Singapore already got HIMARS since 2007
    HIMARS have a maximum firing range of 300km

    How is this AR3 advanced when its max range is only 220km?

    looking at other stats such as rate of fire, speed, accuracy, ammunition
    AR3 is nowhere comparable to US's HIMARS that Singapore has

    maybe its only advanced for malaysia xD

    Posted 5 years ago by Stella wong