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DSA 2022: Network-centric project on track in Malaysia

31st March 2022 - 16:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The battlefield management system of the AV-8 Gempita AFV is among the systems to be tied in the NCO programme’s common operating picture. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

Despite some COVID-related disruption, the Phase 1B (1) of the Network Centric Operations programme for the Malaysian Armed Forces is on track.

Work by local company OpenApps on Phase 1B (1) of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Network Centric Operations (NCO) programme is going smoothly despite the disruptions bought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Abdul Hamid Shaikh has told Shephard.

Speaking during the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Abdul Hamid said that while software, programming and digital integration work had not been disrupted, supply chain disruptions had delayed installation of equipment.

COVID cases at areas where his team needed to conduct surveys, inspections along with work had also disrupted the work schedule — but the programme remains

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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