Kuala Lumpur, 22 April
Composites Technology Research Malaysia
Sdn Bhd (CTRM) is awarded with a contract to design,
manufacture, supply, install and commission two units
of RADOME by Ministry of Defence Malaysia. These two
units of RADOME will be commissioned to the Royal
Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
The signing of the contract marked another significant
achievement for CTRM and its Group of Companies
in diversifying its business activities. With this
contract, CTRM will be playing a significant role
in the ever competitive but lucrative local defence
industry. It will also be a stepping-stone for CTRM
to penetrate the regional and eventually the international
“The contract will require CTRM to manufacture
RADOME from scratch. Engineering design and development
will be accomplished by CTRM Design and Engineering,
while manufacturing will be completed by CTRM Automotive
Sdn Bhd,” said Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Mahmud, CEO
The sphere shape structure, RADOME is built around
the radar antenna to protect it from the damaging
environment elements, which might disrupt the rotation
of the radar that might damage the radar itself.
“The building material must be able to withstand
the damaging environmental elements, but at the
same time never block the electromagnetic wave emitted
by the Radar. The electromagnetic wave is crucial
in monitoring the sovereignty of our national airspace,
“ adds Rosdi.
For this project, CTRM is applying its knowledge
and technological know how of 17 years in composites
The contract of RM14.5 million is significantly
signed in conjunction with the current Defence Services
Asia (DSA) 2008. CTRM is represented by its Chief
Executive Officer, Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Mahmud and
MINDEF is represented by its Secretary General,
Y Bhg Dato’ Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Abdullah.
The ceremony is witnessed by The Deputy Prime Minister
YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak and
YB Senator Datuk Wira Syed Ali Al Habshee, the Chairman
The two units of RADOME must be completed in 18
months. The design, manufacture, supply, install
and commission of RADOME will for the RMAF radars
installation at Bukit Kubong and Western Hill.
CTRM believes that this contract is a step closer
for the local defence industry in realising its
self-reliance capability. It is also a platform
for CTRM to expand defence business to other countries,
particularly the South East Asia Region.