SHAH ALAM: RMN chief Admiral Reza Sany today announced that the service has sign the contract to purchase three maritime operations helicopter (MOH) on September 20 last year. The first helicopter will be delivered on October 20, 2022; second on May 31, 2023 and the third on February 28, 2024.
He did not named the helicopters contracted though it is likely to be the Leonardo AW139 as hinted previously.
RMN is looking to buy another batch of MOH in RMK12 together with a batch of anti-submarine helicopters though the chief did not revealed any numbers. It is likely three for the MOH and six ASW helicopters as had been reported previously.
As RMN is getting another six ScanEagles gifted by the US in June, to add to the six already delivered last year, the service wants to get VTOL drones though he did not cite the figures being sought.
Also on the wish list are the MRSS and the LMS though there was also no numbers. It is likely that three MRSS are being sought though one of them could be funded in the next RMK. As for the LMS it likely it will be the batch two being sought though again it may well be funded in two RMK.
Other items being sought are fast combat boats for the RMN proper and another one for the Paskal, the naval special forces command. The RMN also wants a new bridge tactical trainer or simulator.
Interestingly there was no mention of the LCS in his speech though it must be said that it is now the purview of the minister.
— Malaysian Defence