SHAH ALAM: Last year, Malaysian Defence posted two stories on RMAF project teams send overseas to monitor procurement projects. The first one was on the MPA team and the second one was on the FLIT-LCA one.
The posts were based on quotation notices for the MTO companies to be contracted to pack, sent and deliver the personal items of the project team personnel to Italy and South Korea, respectively. There was another QN which I missed was for the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) project team which will be based at Ankara, Turkiye. The QN for the UAS team was published on July 21 and closed on July 28, the same number of days as the other two and for the same service.
The UAS contract as you are aware was awarded to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) of Turkiye. The public signing for the contract was done at LIMA 2023. As like the other two project teams, the service was for six RMAF personnel. The team leader is a Lt Colonel while the five officers are all with the rank of Major.
The team leader was the commanding officer of No 11 Skuadron, the unit stood up in 2020 in preparation for the MALE UAS requirement of RMAF.
The QN for the UAS team was awarded Kudrat Maritime Sdn Bhd for an LOA of RM264,000. The QN for the FLIT/LCA team was awarded to Economy Packing and Freight Services Sdn Bhd for an LOA of RM152,298.
It must be noted the three teams have already flown to their respective destinations which meant that the aircraft and UASes are already in the pre-production phase or in the production line already.
–Malaysian DefenceIf you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment