Defence & Security


The business units under this division are engaged in three principal activities which are shipbuilding, MRO and manufacturing


Littoral Combat Ship

The construction of six units of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) marks the start of Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) transformation from 15 classes of vessels to five, dubbed the 15 to 5 programme. The LCS is a frigate-class vessel that can perform complex naval missions covering all four dimensions of modern warfare, namely anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and electronic warfare.

The six LCS are being built at Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) and the first ship is expected to be handed over to the RMN in 2019.

Please click here to view the LCS Specifications

Littoral Mission Ship

Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) is a smaller vessel compared to LCS but is able to carry out 80% of LCS' missions. Four units of the ships are jointly built by BNS and China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co. (CSOC).

The first unit of the LMS, named KERIS with pennant number 111, was launched on 15 April 2019 at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industrial Group yard in Wuhan, China. The remaining units of the LMS will also be built there.

Please click here to view the LMS Specifications

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

Naval Vessels

As the main MRO centre for naval vessels in Malaysia, Boustead Naval Shipyard has a proven track record in delivering quality products and services. The yard has top of the range facilities and a highly skilled and experienced workforce, and can provide extensive MRO capabilities to a range of naval vessels.

Weapons, Sensors and Electronics

Incorporated in 2009, BHIC Defence Techservices Sdn Bhd (BDTS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BHIC.

BDTS is capable of undertaking a wide range of MRO services including refurbishment, installation and functional trials on:

  • Communications Systems
  • Sensors and Navigation Aids
  • Weapons - Guns and Launching Systems
  • Army Air Defence Systems
  • 3D Surveillance Radar
  • Electronic PCB

BDTS is committed to enhance BHIC's and Malaysia's capabilities in the MRO sector with its team of skilled personnel, suitable technology and through partnership with world renowned OEMs.


BHIC through its joint venture (JV) company, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (BHICAS) provides MRO services for helicopters of Malaysian Government agencies, namely Fennec AS555SN and EC725 helicopters (belonging to RMN) and Dauphin AS365N3 helicopters (belonging to MMEA).

Headquartered in Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, BHICAS is equipped with the following capabilities:

  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Modification & Upgrades/Modernization Programme
  • Airframe Inspection
  • Structural Inspection
  • Component Overhaul
  • Aircraft Painting
  • Engineering Services
  • Training
  • Field Work (AOG) Team
  • Engineering & Logistics Support Services
  • Interior Refurbishment
  • Test & Certification
  • Project Management & Long-Term Support
  • Fleet Management


Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation Sdn Bhd (BDNC) is a joint venture company between BHIC and Naval Group from France (formerly known as DCNS). The company was incorporated on 24 June 2009.

Located in Teluk Sepangar, Kota Kinabalu, BDNC undertakes submarine MRO activities and provides In-Service Support (ISS) and carries out refit works for the two units of Prime Minister’s Class Scorpene submarines for RMN.

The scope of ISS works carried out by BDNC includes:

  • Maintenance: Assisted Maintenance Period (AMP), Docking for Essential Defects (DED) and Continuous Corrective Maintenance during operational period
  • Technical Engineering
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Management and supply of spare parts
  • Provision, upkeep and maintenance of infrastructures, facilities and equipment

Naval Guns

BHIC Bofors Asia Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between BHIC and BAE Systems Bofors Holdings Sdn Bhd (previously Bofors Defence Holdings Sdn Bhd), a holding company of BAE Systems Bofors AB (previously known as Bofors Defence AB), Sweden.

The company was incorporated on 28th May 2004 and provides the following services:

  • Sales and marketing of Bofors naval guns and associated services
  • Production and supply of Bofors guns parts and components
  • Total maintenance of Bofors guns
  • Total training of personnel for Bofors guns
  • Obsolescence management of legacy Bofors guns

Electronics Manufacturing

Established in 1983, Contraves is a joint venture between BHIC and Rheinmetall.

The company is certified to AS/EN9100 Rev D and NADCAP for Electronics. Its core activities and services – focused on industrial, defence and aerospace applications – are as follows:

  • Electronics Manufacturing: mainly export oriented, which includes assemblies of Printed Circuit Boards, RF Cables, LF Cables, and electronic sub‑assemblies;
  • Additive Manufacturing: currently providing customers with metallic printed parts for prototyping, samples, and undertaking research and development;
  • Training and Simulation Services for continuous knowledge enhancement through classroom and practical training in a Combat Systems Training Centre equipped with a suite of Maritime Simulators for maritime operations to accommodate defence and merchant mariners.
  • Ongoing Engineering Support Services for installation and MRO, specialising in radars and electro‑optics.

Propellant Manufacturing

Pyrotechnical Ordnance Malaysia Sdn Bhd (POM) is an associate company of BHIC. It is the sole manufacturer of propellants in Malaysia with highly trained local engineers and technicians. Located in Bentong, Pahang, the company manufactures various shapes of propellant according to customers’ requirement.

POM has the facility to produce up to 100 kg/hour of propellants in various shapes such as rosette, rocket, tubular and cylinder which are suitable for artillery shells, tank ammunition, small calibre and medium calibre rocket motor. Other than manufacturing, POM also offers validation and life extension service for rockets.