21 April 2008
Radome -a sphere shape structure built to protect radar (image : Journey)
Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur In conjunction with the previous Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2008, CTRM was awarded a contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission 2 units of RADOME by the Ministry of Defence Malaysia for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
This was indeed another testament to the capabilities and technological know-how possessed by CTRM in its effort to diversify its business activities and becoming a reputable local defence contractor.
RADOME is a sphere shape structure built to protect the radar antenna or radar dish from the damaging environment elements that might effect the rotation of radar, which in turn could cause the radar not the be operational at its maximum capacity to safeguard our national airspace.
Materials used to build the RADOME must be able to withstand the damaging environment elements and at the same time must not block the electromagnetic wave emitted by the radar antenna.
As such, armed with more than 17 years of experience in manufacturing composites aero structures for major aircraft manufacturers, CTRM applied its know how and the technology it possessed to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission the 2 units of RADOME for the RMAF at Bukit Kubong in Labuan and Western Hill in Penang.
The RM 14.5 million worth of contract was signed between MINDEF and CTRM during the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2008 recently.
In the signing ceremony, MINDEF was represented by its Secretary General, Y Bhg Dato’ Haji Abu Bakar Haji Abdullah and CTRM was represented by its CEO, Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Mahmud. The ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak.
This contract was a milestone for the local defence industry in achieving its self-reliance capability. With this, CTRM would be eyeing the South East Asia countries to market its RADOME.