Malaysian Defence

Another Day, Really

SHAH ALAM: The Auditor General in his 2019 report has found various weaknesses and deficiencies in the management of three Defence Ministry programmes, namely the the procurement of the Airbus A400M airlifter; In-Service Support (ISS) contract for the Scorpene submarines and the transfer of units from Simpang/Sg Besi airbase. Unlike […]

Defence Contract

Luxembourg Takes Delivery of A400M

SHAH ALAM: Luxembourg takes delivery of its Airbus A400M airlifter on October 7. The aircraft will be jointly operated by Luxembourg and Belgium as part of a binational unit, says Airbus. The release below. The Luxembourg Armed Forces have taken delivery of its Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which was […]

Defence Contract

Geronimo from an A400M

SHAH ALAM: Geronimo from an A400M. It appears that Airbus will complete the certification for the simultaneous dispatch of 116 troops from the A400M very soon. Head of A400M flight test Eric Isorce said the certification for the the dispatch of 58 troops from one door was completed and the […]

Defence Contract

More Tests for A400M

SHAH ALAM: More Tests For Airbus A400M airlifter. Soon after the announcement of the helicopter refueling tests, Airbus on Oct. 7 announced it had conducted further testing of the A400M paratroopers drop capability. In the tests, 80 paratroopers – 40 per one door – were successfully drop from a single […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Airbus and OCCAR Sign A400M Contract Amendment

SHAH ALAM: Airbus and OCCAR sign A400M Contract Amendment. Airbus SE has signed the A400M contract amendment with OCCAR, the Bonn, Germany-based organisation for joint armament cooperation, which manages the multinational programme on behalf of the Launch Customer Nations Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Belgium and Luxembourg. This contract […]

Malaysia - RMAF

A400M Spotted With AAR Pods

SHAH ALAM: A400M spotted with AAR pods. Since I wrote about the AAR pods with RMAF Airbus A400Ms I have been trying to get pictures of them in flight. I even went out waiting around Subang airport in late February hoping to catch the A400Ms flying with them. After spending […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Airbus A400M Competition Returns

SHAH ALAM: Airbus A400M competition returns. The Airbus A400 photography competition returns for the second edition. The In Plane Sight Competition returns for 2018 for anyone who has captured a great photograph of the A400M. The deadline for the competition is Nov. 16. 2018. According to Airbus the A400M is […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Aerial Refueling Pods For A400M

SHAH ALAM: RMAF has taken delivery of the first set of aerial refueling pods for its A400M. The pods manufactured by Cobham from UK consists of the 908E Wing Dispense Equipment (WDE) and 808E Hose Drum Unit (HDU). The delivery of the first set was announced by Cobham on its […]

Asean and Malaysia

Atlas and Flankers in Singapore

SHAH ALAM: Atlas and Flankers. Its not yet official but RMAF is sending the Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker and the Airbus A400M Atlas – to the Singapore 2018 Airshow, starting on Feb. 6 to 11. Although RMAF has not make the announcement yet, the aerial display list already included the Flanker […]