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

RMAF A400Ms and AAR

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posts on RMAF A400Ms I stated that they will not be equipped for air-to-air refueling (AAR). This was based on information provided by a source. The source however has come back to me to state that the information was wrong. Indeed RMAF A400Ms will be […]

Airshow

Singapore Airshow 2016

SHAH ALAM: Singapore Airshow 2016 was launched yesterday amid growing doubts over the aerospace industry as the world braced for an economic slowdown. The clouds hanging over the show did not persist even as the crowd favourite – the aerial displays – did their best to liven up the rather […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MD530G Contract Confirmed

SHAH ALAM: DEFENCE Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein confirmed today that the contract for the Light Scout Attack Helicopter was signed recently. “We have put in a new order for (the) Light Scout Attack Helicopter, the contract has been signed,” he told reporters at the Subang airbase. He did not […]

Malaysia - RMAF

C295 and the MPA requirement

SHAH ALAM: IN my recent reports on the MPA requirement, I stated that the CN235 is probably the favourite to win the programme if the funding goes ahead for RMK11. But it appears that the CN235 may not be able to take part at all as the Airbus Defence and […]

ESSCOm

New Radars for ESSCOM

SHAH ALAM: AIRBUS Defence and Space Spexer 2000 Coastal AESA radar has been selected as part of a new Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) in the AOR of ESSCOM in eastern Sabah. The new radar will complement the current CSS 1206 radars, according to Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today. […]

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A Step Closer to First Flight

SHAH ALAM:The first Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force has taken another step towards its maiden flight with the start of full engine runs and taxiing trials. The aircraft, known as MSN22 (RMAF M54-01) moved under its own power for the first […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Photos of RMAF A400M M54-01

SHAH ALAM: Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) first Airbus A400M new generation air-lifter has been painted in its new colours at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Seville, Spain. The aircraft was serial numbered M54-01. In the coming days the aircraft, known by Airbus as MSN22, will perform its […]