Defence Contract

Pilatus TSSR or SLEP?

SHAH ALAM: At LIMA 2023, two deals regarding the Pilatus PC-7 MK II turboprop trainer were inked. One was a contract to the OEM, Pilatus Aircraft Limited and the other was a Letter of Acceptance for RUAG Switzerland. From the original post: Pilatus Aircraft Limited. RM185.1 million for the maintenance […]

defence Industry

New Pilots Commissioned

SHAH ALAM: Eighteen newly minted pilots have been commissioned into the Armed Forces in a ceremony held on the Perdana Camp in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur on March 11. Malaysian Defence reported on their passing out parade from Kolej Tentera Udara last year. Fifteen of the newly commissioned pilots are […]


Younger Pilots For MAF

SHAH ALAM: Younger pilots for Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF). Thirty trainees – from the Armed Forces – and cadet-officers from the National Defence University of Malaysia – Universiti Pertahanan Nasional (UPNM) Malaysia – received their pilot wings at the passing out parade at the Kolej Tentera Udara, Alor Setar, Kedah, […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Dutch Upgrading their PC-7s

SHAH ALAM: Dutch Upgrading their PC-7s. As you are aware, the RMAF is scheduled to retire its fleet of Pilatus PC-7 Mk 1 turbo-trainers and its Alouette light helicopters, this year. However, the service have yet to confirm the actual retirement dates though from the look of it, these aircraft […]

Malaysia - RMAF

KTU New Aircraft Inaugurated

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DS Hishammuddin Hussein inaugurated the new aircraft for Kolej Tentera Udara in a ceremony in Alor Setar, on Wednesday. The aircraft are five PC-7 Mk IIs and three EC-120Bs to be operated by Pulatibang 1 and Pulatibang 2. With the additional PC-7s, the Pulatibang 1 now […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Moving On With the Times

ALOR SETAR: RMAF will phase out the Pilatus PC-7 Mk Is for its basic flight training starting next year, said its chief Tan Sri Roslan Saad today. It has already phased out the Alouette III helicopter for the basic helicopter flight training. The Mk Is have been in service for […]