SHAH ALAM: This is the third story on the contracts signing ceremony at LIMA 2023. This one will concentrate on RMAF ones though one item will be for Joint Force Headquarters as it had only one contract at the ceremony.
As reported previously, the three deals signed for the RMAF – FLIT/LCA, MPA and UAS MALE made up half of the total value of the RM10.1 billion deal signed at LIMA 2023.
Korea Aerospace Industries Limited. RM3.84 billion. For the supply, delivery, and commissioning of eighteen units of Fighter Lead-In Trainer – Light Combat Aircraft and associated equipment.
RUAG Australia Proprietary Limited. RM97 million for provision of spare(s), maintenance, repair, overhaul services, training and technical services for aircraft components F/A-18D Hornet and C-130 Hercules.
Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd. RM154.27 million for the in-service support for TP400-D6 engine of the Airbus A400M.
Destini Prima Sdn Bhd. RM387 million for providing first line maintenance of survival and safety equipment.
Airod Sdn Bhd. RM535 million for the supply of spare parts, maintenance, and technical services of C-130H and Hawk aircraft as well as maintenance of government VIP/VVIP aircraft (Falcon 900, Global Express BD700 and Black Hawk S70A helicopters).
Pilatus Aircraft Limited. RM185.1 million for the maintenance service and supply of article for Pilatus PC-7 Mark II turboprop trainer.
Airod Techno Power Sdn Bhd. RM257.76 million for the supply of spares, repair, overhaul and technical assistance relating to five T56 engines of the C-130H Hercules aircraft.
Aerospace Technology System Corporation Sdn Bhd. RM846.7 million for the supply of articles, performance of service and technical assistance of Sukhoi Su-30MKM aircraft.
Letter of Acceptance
Ideal Marine Sdn Bhd. RM12.65 million for the boat maintenance contract for the Joint Force Headquarters.
RUAG Schweiz (International), Switzerland. RM86 million for the maintenance and refurbishment of PT6A-25C engines and its related components. This are the engines on the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II light trainers.
BAE Systems (Operations) Limited, UK. RM116.5 million for the supply of spare parts, maintenance, and technical services for Hawk MK108/208 trainer and light combat aircraft.
Turkish Aerospace Industries. RM423.8 million for the supply, delivery, and commissioning of three units of unmanned aerial system and associated support – Category medium altitude long endurance (MALE) – Phase 1.
Leonardo SPA. RM789.6 million for the supply, delivery and commissioning of two units of Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Phase 1 and associate equipment.
Dallas Airmotive Incorporated USA. RM89.9 million for the maintenance and overhaul of PT6A-25A, PT6A-25C, PT6A-42A AND TFE-731-5BR aircraft engines.
TAE Gas Turbines Pty Limited (Australia). RM127.6 million for the maintenance of F404 engine and services of F/A-18 fighter jet.
Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada. RM537 million for the in-service support of Airbus A400M aircraft.
Letter of Intent
Derco, a Lockheed Martin company. RM29 million for the supply of articles and services to the Hercules C-130 aircraft.
Thales of France. RM170.6 million for one unit of 3D air defence long range radar complete with ancillary equipment, associated support and design and build of infrastructure. At the ceremony it was not announced what radar it will be but it is likely to be the Thales GM403, a variant of the same one already in service with RMAF at Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
— Malaysian Defence