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Light Attack Helos

SHAH ALAM: Light attack helos. With the MD530G contract effectively cancelled – its not done yet – what kind of light attack helicopters are available to the Army, if it’s in the market for one of course. The choice is limited of course. Moreover the air wing is already operating […]

Malaysian Defence

Better Late Than Never

SHAH ALAM: Its better late than never, so the saying goes. When I first heard about the decision to order the MD-530G Light Scout Armed Helicopters in October last year, I expected that it will be delivered by 2017, at the earliest. How could it be delivered in 2016 when […]

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MD Helicopters Confirms MD530G Buy

SHAH ALAM: MD Helicopters, the manufacturer of the MD530G light scout attack helicopters has confirmed that Malaysia is buying six examples of the aircraft. Malaysian Defence had reported that the deal for the helicopters was signed in November. The deal was confirmed early this year. The full release from MD […]

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Malaysian Defence

Digital Camo AW109

SHAH ALAM:REMEMBER the AW109 which seemed to be painted in the desert camouflage? Well the helicopter (most likely it was the same one) was seen conducting test flights around Subang this week. And it appears that desert camo turned out to be standard Army digital camouflage. The picture below is […]

Malaysian Army

PUTD AW109 in Desert Camouflage

SHAH ALAM: Air Times – a website concentrating on national issues with strong defence and national security feelers – has published a picture of a PUTD AgustaWestland AW109 being painted in desert camouflage. I contacted Air Times to ask permission to reproduce the picture here and it was duly granted. […]