SHAH ALAM: Tigers in Malaysia. Four Australian Army Airbus Tiger ARH helicopters are in country, says ADF in Malaysia Twitter feed. The Tigers were flown to Subang airbase on Friday on board two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 transporters.
According to the ADF Twitter this was the first overseas deployment of the Tiger ARH. On Easter, the same page highlighted the arrival of three Royal Australian Navy ships to Malaysia. The ships are LHD HMAS Canberra, oiler ship HMAS Success and frigate HMAS Newcastle.
An Australian Army Airbus Tiger ARH at Subang airbase. ADF in Malaysia.
The Tigers flew to Port Klang this morning and landed on the Canberra. The Canberra and the other ships are part of the Indo Pacific Endeavour 2019 task force which previously visited India and Sri Lanka.
The task force are scheduled to visit Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam after Malaysia.
Three RAN ships in Malaysia, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Success and HMAS Newcastle
Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong together with the Armed Forces Joint Force Command brass, visited the ship shortly after its arrival at the Boustead cruise centre at Port Klang on Sunday. They were given a briefing on the ship and likely the tasking of the task force.
Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong visiting HMAS Canberra on Sunday.ADF in Malaysia
Apart from the Tigers, the Canberra also has at least two MRH-90 Taipan medium lift helicopters on board.
Australian Army soldiers embarked on the Canberra are scheduled to conduct training with the 10th Para Brigade at their camp in Malacca. An Australian Army brass band embarked on the Canberra is schedule to hold a special performance with the Royal Malay Regiment Central Brass band at a school in Kuala Lumpur this week.
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