SHAH ALAM: Black Hawks for the Army, Part 2. In an earlier article with the same title, Malaysian Defence wrote that one company was offering Black Hawk helicopters – likely used ones – for lease to the Army’s Air Wing (PUTD).
It appears that the company – a subsidiary of a public listed company – is not the only one to offer the Black Hawks for the tender. Another bidder – also a subsidiary of a public listed company – is offering brand new Black Hawks for the leasing tender, I was told. Whether this wise or not is beyond my pay grade.
The two are the six bidders for the leasing tender which was published on July 5 and closed on August 11. The tender is for the leasing of four helicopters under performance-based contract for a period of three to five years. The Army is leasing the helicopters following the retirement of the Nuri in 2019.
From an earlier post:
A check with the Eperolehan website today showed that six companies had filed their bids for the tender. The lowest bid was listed at RM187 million while the highest was RM405 million. What is interesting that one of the companies had a bid of RM264.7 million for the contract. It is interesting as this was the same figure of the contract for the leasing of four AW139 for the RMAF. One must wonder whether this bid was from Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, the company that won the RMAF contract which is also a leasing deal. It is likely.
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Checks with industry sources showed there is no firm timeline for when the contract will be awarded. It is likely that with a new team in power at Jalan Padang Tembak, any decision will take place in the new year.
— Malaysian Defence