RMAF

Standing In The Eyes

SHAH ALAM: Standing in the eyes. It appears that RMAF is the world leader in using the Airbus A400M airlifter so much so that the company has awarded an award to the service. RMAF chief General Ackbal Abdul Samad accepted the Fleet Leadership Award on behalf of the service at […]

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Light Attack Helos

SHAH ALAM: Light attack helos. With the MD530G contract effectively cancelled – its not done yet – what kind of light attack helicopters are available to the Army, if it’s in the market for one of course. The choice is limited of course. Moreover the air wing is already operating […]

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 -RMN

Maritime Operations Helicopter Tender

SHAH ALAM: Maritime Operations Helicopter Tender. By the time you read this, representatives of companies interested in bidding for the RMN maritime operations helicopter tender would be reporting to their bosses of the technical requirements. Yes the search for the RMN utility helos has restarted with a field visit (Sept. […]

Malaysia -RMN

Candidates for RMN Utility Helos

SHAH ALAM: Candidates for RMN utility helicopter programme. In the original post for the RMN utility helicopter programme, I wrote that the Leonardo AW139 and the Airbus H145M as among the likely candidates. The Turkish Aerospace Industries Gokbey utility helicopter is unlikely to be offered for the tender as the […]

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 […]

Airshow

EW, MPA or VIP Jet

SHAH ALAM: EW, MPA or VIP jet. Among the 43 aircraft slated for static display at LIMA 19 include an Airbus A319 jet which according to the show’s organisers is brought in by a local firm, Mynertia Aerokosmos & Defence Sdn Bhd. From the company’s website Mynertia Group of Companies […]

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 […]

Malaysian Defence

SAE Gone Foreign

SHAH ALAM: Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) the maintenance provider for RMAF fleet of four A400Ms has been fully acquired by Airbus it was announced on Oct. 12, 2017. The release. Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, partially owned by Airbus since 2011, has become […]