Malaysia - RMAF

Atlas Refuels Flankers

SHAH ALAM: Atlas Refuels Flanker. RMAF has published pictures of an Airbus A400M Atlas refueling a Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker, on its Facebook page. This was the first time, RMAF had shown the compatibility of the Flanker with the A400M Chobham’s refueling pods although Malaysian Defence had reported that Flanker had […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Fulcrum Revival?

SHAH ALAM: Fulcrum revival? It appears that the on-and-off idea of reviving the RMAF Mig-29N Fulcrum fleet is currently back in vogue again. Two years ago, the matter was discussed by the previous government but nothing came out of it. The current government – likely defence ministry officials – are […]

Malaysia - RMAF

First Of Many?

LANGKAWI: First of Many. ATSC Sdn Bhd will hand over to the RMAF Sukhoi Su-30MKM M52- 11 tomorrow on the opening day of LIMA 19 the first Flanker to undergo the 11 year maintenance program at its facility at the Gong Kedak airbase. Tail number 11 is among the 10 […]

Malaysia - RMAF

And Then There Was Eight

SHAH ALAM: And then there was eight. Some eight months after Defence Minister Mat Sabu told the nation that only four RMAF Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker can fly, eight of them are preparing for LIMA 19, later this month. The Flankers flew in in a formation over Butterworth air base according […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Another View on TUDM CAP 55

SHAH ALAM: Another view on TUDM Cap 55. A guest post by …It has been 10 months since I had written a piece on TUDM plans herehttp://www.malaysiandefence.com/rmaf-2020-part-2/. In that short period of time we have seen a historical change of government, and the launch of a very generalistic plan from […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF-IAF Joint Exercise

SHAH ALAM: RMAF-IAF Joint Exercise. RMAF and IAF ended its first ever bilateral exercise launching two Sukhoi Su-30MKM and Su-30MKI Flankers each from Subang airport this morning. Two Flankers – one each from both air forces – conducted a flypast over the Subang airbase to mark the end of the […]

Malaysian Defence

Indian Flankers In Town

SHAH ALAM: Indian Flankers in Town. The Indian Air Force contingent which took part in Exercise Pitch Black in Australia for the last three weeks, arrived in Subang today. The stop-over had been planned since the IAF announced it was to take part in Australian exercise last year. Ex Pitch […]

Malaysian Defence

Water Under The Bridge

SHAH ALAM: Water Under The Bridge. Several days after Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu revealed in Parliament that only four out of 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker of the RMAF is serviceable, the service finally responded with a statement on the issue. It stated that the lack of funding and provisions for […]

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 […]

Malaysia - RMAF

SLEP For Flankers?

SHAH ALAM: It appears that RMAF is working on a service life extension program (SLEP) for its fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker fighters. The development of the SLEP is being done as part of the 10-year servicing program (10YSP) for Flankers. The development of the SLEP was made public by […]