By SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH / Graphic By TMR
MIMOS Bhd and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) have agreed to extend the enhancement programme that looks into the information and communication technologies (ICT) of Malaysia’s maritime defence operations.
The research and development (R&D) agency said under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), MIMOS and RMN will continue the enhancement work for another three years, which initially began on Oct 12, 2015.
“MIMOS, the national applied R&D centre, and RMN have reached yet another milestone in their long-term collaboration when they agreed to continue to work together in boosting the RMN’s ICT,” MIMOS said in a statement yesterday.
Under the MoU, both parties will continue to conduct a comprehensive requirement study on RMN’s technology solution needs.
“During the initial MoU, several activities have been carried out including the provision of technical advisory services for the development of Navy’s Integrated Monitoring Management System, technology training programmes for RMN personnel and adoption of MIMOSdeveloped TLDMnet (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia net) monitoring system,” it said.
MIMOS said both parties have been working on a proof of- concept project for the RMN’s Integrated Logistics Information System, a system aimed at enhancing the naval arm’s coordination of its logistics, as well as boosting its operational efficiency.
MIMOS senior VP Emelia Matrahah said the extension of the MoU signifies a strong partnership, shared values and mutual trust between both organisations in supporting RMN’s operations and coordination.
“Besides reducing the dependency on foreign technology, which is more expensive, the homegrown technology developed by MIMOS will ensure that RMN’s ICT system security and sovereignty are always protected,” she said.