Royal Malaysian Airforce to Induct New Aircraft to Its Fleet

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) which was formed on 2 June 1958 as the Royal Federation of Malaya Air Force, will receive nine new aircraft from the first quarter of 2016. These aircraft will be received in stages and will be used to strengthen the air arm of Malaysia.

RMAF needed these 9 aircraft to boost its military and humanitarian missions. The Airbus A400Ms are expected in stages from the first quarter of 2016. The PC-7 MK 11 are expected to arrive by early 2015.

Airbus A400m

Airbus A400m

RMAF chief, Gen Datuk Seri Roslan Saad said of the total, four were Airbus A400M transport aircraft while the others were PC-7 MK 11 trainer aircraft for use at the Flight Training Centre, RMAF College in Kepala Batas, Alor Setar.

Pilatus PC-7 MK 11

Pilatus PC-7 MK 11

The RMAF is also building a new in Sendayan for which 25 per cent of the work has been completed. The base is expected to be ready by 2016.

Source: The Malaymail Online

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