Digital Camo AW109

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.

AW109 in the Army digital camouflage. Credit ZR.
AW109 in the Army digital camouflage. Credit ZR.

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.
One of the digital camoed Nuri handed over to the Army at LIMA 15.
One of the digital camoed Nuri handed over to the Army at LIMA 15.

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.
An Adnan with the 25mm Sharpshooter turret.
An Adnan with the 25mm Sharpshooter turret.

And the AV4, which was probably painted in Thailand.
The digital camoed AV4.
The digital camoed AV4.

The Weststar G-MK1, painted in Port Dickson.
A side view of the GK-M1 Weapon Platform
A side view of the GK-M1 Weapon Platform

Anyhow here is a picture of the AW109 while it was undergoing its digital camo paint job.
The PUTD AW109 undergoing transformation into a desert bird. Courtesy of Air Times.
The PUTD AW109 undergoing transformation into a desert bird. Courtesy of Air Times.

— Malaysian Defence

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