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Malaysia’s network-centric programme makes unclear progress

9th May 2018 - 02:39 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


Despite Phase 1A of the Network-Centric Operations (NCO) programme of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) being completed and handed over in December 2015 and officially inaugurated in May 2016, the government has yet to indicate when Phase 1B will be funded and given the go-ahead.

The NCO programme is planned to span 2011-35, divided into five phases – 1A, 1B, 2, 3 and 4 – though exact specifics have yet to be released on the exact work and objectives of each stage.

The cost of Phase 1A was disclosed by then defence minister Zahid Hamidi in 2011 as being RM140

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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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