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 […]

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Fulcrum UB For Sale

SHAH ALAM: Fulcrum UB for sale. I am late to this but a US company, Raptor Aviation, has put up for sale of a MIG-29 UB Fulcrum for sale. The 1986 built Fulcrum B is listed at $4.650 million or RM19.1 million. The aircraft can be sold to US or […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Finally?

SHAH ALAM: Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Finally? Even though RMAF has not officially said that its MIG-29 Fulcrum have been retired, we have not seen them flying since late 2016. And despite an attempt to put them back into service, it appears that the end is finally here. During the last […]

Asean and Malaysia

Your Time Is Gonna Come

SHAH ALAM: Your time is gonna come. As we wait for the official decision to put back the old soldier back to work, our neighbour in the north is upgrading its F-5E/Fs so it will be able to continue service past 2030. The Thais is spending some $180 million (RM770 […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Like The Old Soldier

SHAH ALAM: Like the old soldier. Russian state owned news agency reported from Moscow on July 19 that Malaysia had signed an agreement to modernise RMAF Mig-29N Fulcrum fleet. The report Russia, Malaysia Sign Agreement on Modernization of Malaysian MiG-29 Russia and Malaysia have signed an agreement on the renovation […]

Malaysia - RMAF

India Wants Our Fulcrums

SHAH ALAM: India has offered to buy RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrums in exchange to supply Malaysia with spares for the Sukhoi Su-30MKM fleet. Prime Minister DS Najib Razak said the offer was part of the defence cooperation agreement signed with India during his state visit. India according to him, will return […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Part II

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posting – Selamat Jalan, Fulcrum A Photo Tribute – I stated that the future of RMAF Fulcrums remained uncertain as there was no official word on its future. Recently, the decision to award the squadron colours to the sole Fulcrum unit – No 17 Skuadron […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Fulcrums Will Go On?

SHAH ALAM: 17th Squadron – the Bats – which flies the Mig-29N Fulcrums is among the four RMAF squadrons to be awarded colours on February 29th. The announcement of the squadron colours ceremony was made through RMAF official Twitter account this afternoon. Apart from the 17th Squadron, the others to […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Fulcrum and Retirement

SHAH ALAM: IN my post about the RMK11, I mentioned the political considerations as one of the reasons for the retirement of RMAF Mig-29 Fulcrum fleet. Without approved funding in RMK11, the Fulcrum will simply grind out of service without any fanfare. However as I had reported (the post is […]

Airshow

MRCA: Updates, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: YES its a week after LIMA, I am only starting to write about the MRCA programme. It is just to show there is not much really moving on the MRCA even at the country‚Äôs premier airshow. Three of the MRCA candidates were present at LIMA 2015 but only […]