The Malaysian Command and Staff Course (MCSC) Serial 51/2022 went for the Defence Industry Visit 2 (DIV 2) which was held from 21 Jul until 22 Jul 22. This was the second visit and was headed by Brigedier Jeneral Dato’ Hj Semaon bin Hj Marjuki, the Commandant of the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College (MAFSC). The visit include of 30 Faculty Members/Directing Staff, 2 lecturers from the National Defence University of Malaysia and 180 course participants (CP) who visited various defence industry related companies. The companies visited include Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd, Astro Awani Network Sdn Bhd, BHIC AeroService Sdn Bhd, CENDANA AUTO Sdn Bhd, MTU Service (M) Sdn Bhd, OPENAPPS Sdn Bhd and SAPURA Secured Technologies.
The DIV 2 visit was part of the academic requirement for the Defence Management subject. The representative of the corporate team presented their capabilities including their involvement in the defence industry and supporting for the present and emerging capabilities development of the Malaysian Armed Forces. The briefing elucidates the CP of the benefits local defence has for industrial growth and self-reliance. They also had the chance to visit the company facilities and the trip was undoubtedly beneficial to them. Future military leaders had valuable exposures on the capabilities and roles of defence industry development in efforts to strengthen the nation’s security.