SHAH ALAM: Sanctions, no problem. The New Straits Times today reported that the sanctions imposed by most Western countries against Russia will have little impact on Malaysia in maintaining its equipment originating from that country.
It quoted Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation Sdn Bhd (ATSC) chief executive officer Lt Col (Rtd) Datuk Mohd Fadzar Suhada as saying that “Any global economic sanction against Russia would have little or no affect in continuing to obtain spares, parts, services and technical input.
CYBERJAYA: Malaysia can overcome all challenges to appropriately maintain Russian defence equipment and armaments.
A leading local defence industry top executive refuted reports that enforcement agencies like the Armed Forces would suffer a backlash, owing to western economic sanctions following the current Russian-Ukraine standoff.
Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation Sdn Bhd (ATSC) chief executive officer Lt Col (Rtd) Datuk Mohd Fadzar Suhada dispelled any notion to that effect.
“Any global economic sanction against Russia would have little or no affect in continuing to obtain spares, parts, services and technical input.
“Unlike some other fighter aircraft, the ones like the Sukhoi Su30-MKM Flankers (in use by the Royal Malaysian Air Force) are fully and readily supported by local industries like us.
“All aspects like the depot-level overhaul of such jets are formulated and regulated through indigenous formulae and mechanisms via smart partnerships between ATSC, the RMAF and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM),” he told The New Straits Times in response to media reports to the contrary.
I cannot ascertain the veracity of the statements though I must say that the report seemed to indicate y that ATSC was doing everything in country for the Sukhois in regards to its maintenance and even its SLEP. It also stated that Malaysia could rely on India and China for spares and parts, if needed.
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