SHAH ALAM: The purchase of 18 Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Light Combat Aircraft was done without the involvement of middlemen, the Defence Ministry said in a written reply to a member of parliament on March 22. The reply said no middlemen was appointed as the purchase was made through an international tender.
It further stated that the ministry signed the Letter of Award on February 24, 2023 for the purchased of the 18 FLIT/LCA with KAI with the cost of RM3.8 billion for the period of five years. RMAF it said will take delivery of the first aircraft in 2026.
TUAN OSCAR LING CHAI YEW [SIBU] minta MENTERI PERTAHANAN menyatakan status perolehan Fighter Lead-In Trainer – Light Combat Aircraft serta sama ada syarikat perantara dilantik dalam perolehan ini.
Tuan Yang di-Pertua,
1. Perolehan 18 pesawat Fighter Lead In Trainer – Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) telah dilaksanakan secara Tender Terbuka Antarabangsa, tanpa melibatkan sebarang pelantikan syarikat perantara.
2. Kementerian Pertahanan pada 24 Februari 2023, telah menandatangani Surat Setuju Terima (SST) bagi perolehan 18 buah pesawat pejuang ringan dan latihan lanjutan Fighter Lead-In TrainerLight Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) FA-50 dengan Syarikat Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) yang melibatkan kos pembelian berjumlah RM3.8 billion untuk tempoh 5 tahun. TUDM dijangka akan menerima pesawat pertama pada tahun 2026.
It must be noted that the ministry had quoted a lower figure of the contract price as opposed to was reported at the time by Malaysian media including Malaysian Defence. KAI stated the figure as US$920 million. A Google search showed its RM4.07 billion as off the time of this post. I have no explaination for the difference.
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