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Another View on TUDM CAP 55

SHAH ALAM: Another view on TUDM Cap 55. A guest post by …It has been 10 months since I had written a piece on TUDM plans herehttp://www.malaysiandefence.com/rmaf-2020-part-2/. In that short period of time we have seen a historical change of government, and the launch of a very generalistic plan from […]

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Sendayan Air Base Inaugurated

SHAH ALAM: Sendayan Airbase, one of several facilities built as replacements for Kuala Lumpur Airbase was officially opened today. Despite called an airbase, Sendayan does not have a runway as it is not involved in air operations. The airbase term is used as the facility is owned and managed by […]

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Third A400M in Subang

SHAH ALAM: Third A400M in Subang. RMAF’s third A400M air-lifter arrived at the Subang airbase this afternoon – four days after it was officially delivered to the service. The A400M – tail number M54-03 – flew some 9,100 km to get to Subang from the Airbus D&S A400M Final Assembly […]

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More Woes for the A400M

SHAH ALAM: GERMAN media are reporting that further delivery of the Airbus A400M air-lifter to the country’s air force will be delayed due to engine faults. It is probably the reason RMAF third A400M – M54-03 – delivery is also looking doubtful. RMAF chief Tan Sri Roslan Saad when met […]

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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 […]

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More Support Equipment for A400M Sought

SHAH ALAM: More ground support equipment for RMAF A400M air lifters are being sought in a routine tender exercise made public this month. The tenders for the support equipment are published via the government and Defence Ministry e-tender websites and newspaper advertisements. Previously, Malaysian Defence had reported a tender for […]

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MRCA: Rafale and the Master

SHAH ALAM: DASSAULT Aviation has teamed up with the Weststar Group to offer the Rafale for the MRCA programme, industry sources have revealed to Malaysian Defence. It was probably this industrial collaboration – led by Weststar – that led to various stories coming out from France that claimed the deal […]

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RMAF’s newest helicopter unveiled

SHAH ALAM: RMAF’s latest aircraft, Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, made its public debut albeit at the Subang airbase today. The helicopter, the first of five light helicopters, will be used for basic rotary wing training at the Kolej Tentera Udara in Alor Setar. The first training course using the new helicopter […]

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MRCA: Typhoon and Rafale

SHAH ALAM: TYPHOON or the Rafale? With the visit of the French Defence Minister to Malaysia coming so soon (this Sunday Aug 30, 2015), on the heels of the visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne I thought it would be timely to […]