Malaysia - RMAF

Rafale Dans Ma Ville

SHAH ALAM: Rafale Dans Ma Ville. Three Dassault Rafales arrived at Subang this afternoon as part of a French Air Force (FAF) tour of Southeast Asia following their deployment to Exercise Pitch Black 2018. The three twin-seaters flew direct to Malaysia from Jakarta its first stop of the tour. The […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Rafales and MKIs Coming To Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Rafales and MKIs. It appears that apart from Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, French Air Force (FAF) Rafales are also expected to visit Malaysia this year. Like the IAF, the FAF contingent is coming to Malaysia after taking part in the Exercise Pitch Black. Pitch Black is […]

Malaysia - RMAF

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 […]

Defence Contract

Eagles, Typhoons and Rafale Too

SHAH ALAM: Eagles, Typhoons and Rafale too. Qatar has signed a deal with the UK for 24 Eurofighter Typhoons and a package weapons including the MBDA Meteor AAM and Brimstone AGM worth an estimated US$8 billion on Dec. 10. The deal also include training for pilots and maintainers to be […]

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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 […]

Rafale..No and Orions

SHAH ALAM: Rafale, no. No deal for Rafale, that was the main thrust of the joint press conference between Prime Minister DS Najib Razak and visiting French president, Francois Hollande. The press conference was held after Najib and Hollande hold talks in Putrajaya as part of the state visit. From […]

Malaysia - RMAF

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. […]

Malaysian Defence

LIMA 17 Preview

LANGKAWI: LIMA 17 preview. I have been thinking about writing a preview of LIMA 17 for some time now. However considering that we will be muddling through the year I could not figure out what to write even with the coming of LIMA until I actually arrived at Langkawi today. […]

Malaysia - RMAF

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 […]

Malaysia - RMAF

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 […]