RMAF News

Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract
Air Expo and Air Show

Malaysia Signs FA-50 Contract

Malaysia signed a contract with Korean Aerospace Industries at LIMA to acquire 18 FA-50 with a USD920 million deal and 18 more to come.

ANKA’s new Nest: Malaysia
Expo and Air Show Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems Air

ANKA’s new Nest: Malaysia

Malaysia signed a contract with Turkish Aerospace to acquire an undisclosed amount of ANKA UAV at LIMA, Malaysia.

Block 20 FA-50 For RMAF
Air

Block 20 FA-50 For RMAF

Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Hasan confirmed in Parliament that Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) would be getting the latest version of the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 – the Block 20 – for its Fighter Lead in Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT/LCA) requirements.

Kementah Cancels Five Contracts
Country

Kementah Cancels Five Contracts

Malaysian Defence Ministry (Kementah) today announced the cancellation of five supply, services and infrastructure contracts. It did not name the projects, costs, beneficiaries, or reason for the cancellation. In a press release, the ministry said it took serious notice of the statement made by Prime Minister DS Anwar Ibrahim on expenditure leakages on January 17 2022.

RMAF Arms the EC725s
Air

RMAF Arms the EC725s

Royal Malaysian Armed Forces (RMAF) is adding weapons capability to its fleet of Airbus EC 725AP (H225M) helicopters. The Malaysian Defence Ministry, on January 13 2022, issued a bid for tender for the purchase of 7.62mm machine guns for the EC 725 helicopters based at the Labuan (No 5 Squadron) and Kuantan (No 10 Squadron) airbases.

Malaysia selects TUSAŞ’s Anka UAV as Expected
Navy / Maritime Air Unmanned Systems

Malaysia selects TUSAŞ’s Anka UAV as Expected

Malaysian Defence Minister Hussein announced that the government had selected the Leonardo ATR72 MPA and the TUSAŞ Anka-S to meet the RMAF requirements.

King of Malaysia Visits Turkiye
Bilateral Relations

King of Malaysia Visits Turkiye

King of Malaysia Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah pays an official visit to Turkiye following Prime Minister İsmail Sabri Yakub’s visit in July. Sultan Abdullah Shah’s visit, along with Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, is the first visit from Malaysia to Turkiye at the presidential level after nearly 30 years. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Malaysian King in Ankara.

Malaysia and India Attend Air Combat Exercises Shakti 2022
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Malaysia and India Attend Air Combat Exercises Shakti 2022

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF/TUDM) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) is currently conducting the first six-day joint air exercise, Vayu Shakti 2022. The drill was held in the Malaysian state of Kuantan airspace and its surroundings on 12-17 August. The Vayu Shakti is held at the Pokhran range every three years. The last event took place in 2019.

Malaysia to receive the first CN-235 converted to Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
Navy / Maritime Air

Malaysia to receive the first CN-235 converted to Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The Commander of the Malaysian Army, General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Haji Affendi Bin Buang, on June 22, 2022, visited PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) in Bandung.

Morocco to get Delilah long-range air-to-surface missiles for the F-5 Tiger
Air Modernisation

Morocco to get Delilah long-range air-to-surface missiles for the F-5 Tiger

Morocco is expected to install Delilah long-range air-to-surface missiles (cruise missiles) for the F-5 Tiger. According to Defensa magazine, the Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) is negotiating with Israeli Elbit Systems, echoed by the North Africa Post. Despite ordering 25 F-16 Vipers and upgrading 23 F-16C/D Block 52+, which will be upgraded to the Viper standard, RMAF plans to upgrade its F-5E/F Tiger II fighter jets.

TUSAŞ Visits Malaysia to Promote ANKA UAV
Air Unmanned Systems

TUSAŞ Visits Malaysia to Promote ANKA UAV

TUSAŞ General Manager Temel Kotil visited Malaysia. The visit became public as Kotil and his delegation were seen at the Turkish Embassy.