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Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets, Plan B

SHAH ALAM: Typhoons, F-35 or Super Hornets. Actually one could add legacy Hornets as well but that’s a mouthful for a headline. As you are aware the French Air Force (FAF) is sending three Dassault Rafales for a tour of Southeast Asia in mid August or early September. Apart from […]

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UK Deal For Typhoons Or Losing Them

SHAH ALAM: Reuters is reporting that BAE Systems will provide Malaysia a UK government-backed financing deal if it decides to replace its fleet of combat jets with the Eurofighter Typhoon, senior company officials said. In the meantime, a UK publication, the Sun, is warning that UK risks losing all defense […]

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Maiden Flight Of Gripen E

SHAH ALAM: Saab’s latest generation fighter jet – the Gripen E – made its maiden flight on June 15. The aircraft – tail number 39-8 – took off at 10.32am local time from Saab’s development facility at Linkoping, flown by test pilot, Marcus Wandt. The aircraft flew for 40 minutes, […]

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500th Eurofighter Delivered

SHAH ALAM: The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered to the Italian Air Force during a special ceremony held at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s Turin site on April 11. With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe. Eight customers have ordered the Typhoon with […]

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Il est le Rafale, April Fools 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Il est le Rafale.la Malaisie a choisi le Dassault Rafale comme le gagnant pour le programme d’avions de combat multi-rôle.Le contrat de l’ordre de 18 avions doit être signé avril 1. 2020 à Putrajaya, une déclaration du CPM dit aujourd’hui. Une option pour un autre 18 est en […]

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Rafale…Oui?

LANGKAWI: Its the Rafale? I wrote in Aviation Week today that the French government is making a last ditch effort to get Malaysia to sign for the Dassault Rafale at next week’s planned visit of its president to Kuala Lumpur. The story is here, unfortunately, it is behind a paywall. […]

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Gripen E for Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Gripen E for Malaysia. Back in October, the Defence Minister seemed to confirm that the MRCA selection was down to either the Typhoon or Rafale. However, due to the economic uncertainties, the decision for the MRCA was likely to be made by 2020. At the same function, he […]

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Down to Typhoon or Rafale

SHAH ALAM: Its down to either Typhoon or Rafale. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein seemed to confirm that the race for the next RMAF fighter is between either the Eurofighter Typhoon or the Dassault Rafale. I am reporting that he seemed to confirm as he did not quite exactly […]