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FLIT/LCA Decision In the First Quarter of 2022?

SHAH ALAM: FLIT/LCA Decision in the first quarter of 2022? Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is expecting Malaysia and Senegal to make decisions on their next military jet purchases in Quarter One next year, an analysis from Shinhan Investment Corporation said. The report puts Malaysia‚Äôs contract to be worth US$197 million […]

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Funny Feeling

SHAH ALAM: Funny Feeling. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed it participation in the RMAF FLIT/LCA tender which closed last month. The confirmation of the participation of the TAI Hurjet was made by its president Prof Temel Kotil on Nov. 24 to Malaysian media at the opening ceremony of TAI’s […]

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FLIT/LCA Tender Briefing

SHAH ALAM: FLIT/LCA tender briefing. RMAF conducted a virtual briefing on the open tender for the FLIT/LCA on July 29. However, not much details were revealed in the post on the service Facebook page published July 30. If you remember that there were similar briefings for the MPA and UAS […]

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Tejas Will Be In The Mix

SHAH ALAM: Tejas will be in the mix for the LCA contest. Indian newspaper, the Financial Express is reporting that state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will respond to a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) tender for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), likely with the Tejas Mk1 LCA. According to the […]

Malaysian Defence

Game On, FLIT-LCA Tender Out

SHAH ALAM: Game on FLIT-LCA tender out. The Defence Ministry today published the request for bids for the supply and delivery of 18 Fighter-Lead In Trainer and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for RMAF. The international tender closes on September 22. As usual not much details were made public apart from […]

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More Fighter Pilots For RMAF

SHAH ALAM: More fighter pilots for RMAF. The second batch of RMAF pilot-trainees have succesfully undergone their Fighter-Lead In Training (FLIT) in Canada. The ten-strong cohort and the initial batch of eight underwent their FLIT at the International Test Pilots School (IPTS) in Ontario, Canada. The ten started their training […]

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Pros and Cons of LCA/FLIT Candidates

SHAH ALAM: Pros and cons of the LCA/FLIT candidates. As reported previously, the RMAF is planning the procurement of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)/Fighter Lead-In Trainer (FLIT) within the next five years. RMAF had said that it had been given the go-ahead with the programme though it is still yet […]

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Everything Still Turns To Gold

SHAH ALAM: Everything still turns to gold. A few days ago I wrote that the government had approved the funding for the RMAF LCA/FLIT project next year. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Abdul Samad however did not revealed the number of aircraft to be funded though the service had proposed the […]

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The Final Curtain

SHAH ALAM: The final curtain. It appears that the end is near for RMAF Bae Systems Hawk fleet. RMAF chief Gen Ackbal Mohd Samad told a press conference today that the Hawk fleet will not be upgraded. Based on this it appears that the Hawks – the 108s and 208s […]