SHAH ALAM:REMEMBER the AW109 which seemed to be painted in the desert camouflage? Well the helicopter (most likely it was the same one) was seen conducting test flights around Subang this week. And it appears that desert camo turned out to be standard Army digital camouflage.
The picture below is a bit grainy I must admit but it is the best picture I have of the newly painted helicopter. Perhaps I will get lucky and I will get a better picture or someone will send me one.
Even from the grainy image, we could make it out that it has more green on it compared to the digital camoed Nuri which were handed over to the Army’s Air Wing in LIMA 2015. That said this is a preliminary assessment based on the grainy picture and it may changed when a better picture of the aircraft is available.
As I reported before the digital camoed Nuri will also be sporting a greener tone in the future and it appears that paint job on the AW109 (if its more like the Army digital camo) will be the benchmark. For perspective below is an Adnan spotting the Army digital camo look.
And the AV4, which was probably painted in Thailand.
The Weststar G-MK1, painted in Port Dickson.
Anyhow here is a picture of the AW109 while it was undergoing its digital camo paint job.
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