LANGKAWI: T7 Global Bhd subsidiary TCM Innovations Sdn Bhd has become the first Malaysian company to supply a combat management system (CMS) to the Royal Malaysian Navy.
The CMS naval technology was co-developed by Marine Crest Technology (MCT) and T7 Global together with C2C-DB Systems Pvt Ltd.
T7 Global chairman Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani said CMS was capable of integrating all weapons and sensors on board a warship.
“We are currently installing the system on board the RMN frigate KD Jebat to replace the 25-year-old legacy system.
“We expect to completely install the whole system by this year, including all the necessary trials and testing, which will be conducted by the RMN,” he told reporters during the company’s signing ceremony with partners at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (Lima) 2019.
Nik Norzrul Thani said the CMS enabled RMN to reduce operating costs, while optimising local resources.
Last year, MCT won an international tender from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd to supply and install the CMS for RMN’s requirements for its fleet of warships.
Meanwhile, T7 Global’s T7 Aero Sdn Bhd also entered into a collaboration agreement with Beijing Aerospace Yilian Science & Technology Development Co Ltd.
The partnership helps in various activities pertaining to security products, security systems and security integration projects, making T7 Aero the exclusive provider of these products in Malaysia.
“This partnership is also an important step for T7 Aero to increase our portfolio, equipping the group with capabilities to provide customers with end-to-end security integration service,” he added.
Beijing Aerospace is a high-tech enterprise integrating product development, production, system integration, sales, engineering implementation and service consulting.
Nik Norzrul Thani said modern security threats required Malaysia and other countries to continue upgrading and modernising strategic assets.
“We plan to make Malaysia a leading aerospace nation in Southeast Asia and an integral part of the global market.
“Our initiatives amplify the Malaysian’s government call for local companies to focus on highly-skilled knowledge base manufacturing,” he said.
There to witness the signing of the agreements was Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu. Also present were T7 Global executive director Tan Kay Vin, Beijing Aerospace representative Li Gang, MCT chief executive officer Captain (Rtd) Sivalingam Muniandy and C2C-DBS president L.S.S. Narendra.