MD Helicopters has won a bid to supply six MD 530G scout attack helicopters to Malaysia and will be delivering the first chopper by year-end.
It will complete full fleet delivery by the end of first quarter of 2017, the company said in a statement Monday. MDHI will deliver the launch helicopters to Malaysian Army Aviation, Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (PUTD).
Lynn Tilton, chief executive officer for MD Helicopters said, “We are honored that the MD 530G—our next generation light scout attack helicopter—was selected by the Malaysian prime minister, minister of defense and the chief of defense force (CDF) to be the newest addition to the Malaysian Armed Forces.”
The helicopter features increased capacity landing gear to support the 3,750 max gross takeoff weight; allowing increased useful load for additional range, endurance, and weapons.
The Malaysian Army’s fleet of MD 530G helicopters will include a custom weapons package, advanced communications capabilities, and state of the art EO/IR to detect, identify, and engage a wide range of threats.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) received its second of four Airbus A400M aircraft in a ceremony at the Air Force base in Subang today. Malaysias Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the aircraft would be placed at a newly built hangar, specifically for the A400M aircrafts
Airbus will deliver five of its newest SPEXER 2000 Coastal radars to Malaysia in order to monitor coastlines and prevent illicit intrusions. “SPEXER 2000 Coastal radar uses Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) radar technology
Malaysia is considering to buy the JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighters from Pakistan. Malaysias High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Hasrul Sani bin Mujtabar was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune news daily that his country is interested in the JF-17 and “a decision about numbers would be taken very soon by the Malaysian government
MD Helicopters has won a second delivery order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter contract
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) CN-235 medium lift tactical transport aircraft that caught fire and crashed earlier today might be due to an engine failure. According to
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