20 Juni 2017

Malaysia Outlines its Shopping List

20 Juni 2017


RMAF CN-235 (photo : Xu Zheng)

As the global aerospace industry descends on Paris for the biennial aviation spectacle, the chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has revealed the contents of his shopping list. 

A new multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA), new maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and additional air defence radars are the primary capability acquisition goals, according to RMAF Chief Gen Affendi Buang.

In a written reply to Shephard, the RMAF Chief stated that these acquisitions would nevertheless be subject to the availability of funding allocations by the Malaysian government.

On the MPA requirement, Gen Affendi stated: ‘The RMAF is considering a few options to enhance the maritime patrol capabilities which is presently being undertaken by the Beechcraft B200T aircraft. Due to the age factor (23 years) and limited number and capabilities, more capable and fully-fledged MPA platforms (ASW and AsuW) with ISR and SAR capabilities are being evaluated to replace the B200T aircraft.’

As an interim measure, the RMAF is considering modifying and integrating some of its CN235 medium transport aircraft with the AMASCOS surveillance system from the B200T.

‘The procurement of [an] MPA is highly desirable to meet the ever-increasing surveillance and patrol requirement in the Malaysian Territorial Waters and EEZ but will still be largely dependent on the availability of funding from the government.’

Gen Affendi also said that in regard to the RMAF’s focus under the 11th Malaysia Plan of 2016-2020, and based on the budget allocated under the plan, the RMAF is focused on completing the existing procurement of A400M aircraft and its infrastructure, the final phase of EC725 helicopters infrastructure as well as the Sukhoi Service Technical Centre (located at RMAF Gong Kedak).


RMAF EC-725 (photo : urkyurky)

He also added that the RMAF was also in the process of upgrading its S-61A Nuri helicopters under the Nuri Upgrade Programme 4 (NUP4), its C-130H fleet under the C-130H Avionics Upgrade Programme 2 (AUP2) and its BAE Hawk 100/200s under the Hawk Upgrade Programme.

‘All these upgrade programmes are meant to optimise the asset’s capabilities besides meeting the present Air Traffic Management (ATM) requirement,’ he stated.

In regards to the Nuri upgrade programme (being carried out by Airod and Heli-One), the proof of concept helicopter (M23-37) was now on the final stage of issuance of the Supplementary Type certificate (STC) and Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and this was expected to be done imminently.

On the C-130H upgrade programme, the RMAF Chief said the service forecast that the first phase of the programme would start by the end of this year.

He did not confirm which companies would be doing the upgrade, although it is known that Malaysia’s Airod would be the domestic company doing the upgrade with an undetermined foreign partner.

The Hawk upgrade programme was in the negotiation process, he stated, again not specifying the companies involved, although it is known that Airod and BAE Systems (as the OEM) will be doing the upgrade work.

Turning to the MRCA programme, Gen Affendi said with the service’s MiG-29 fleet passing the 20-year mark, they were starting to see ‘an increase in capability gap’.

‘Advancements in technologies especially the sensor fusion and weaponry is forcing RMAF to consider the available options for future operations of the MiG-29. The RMAF have proposed certain measures deemed fit and we are still awaiting the direction from Malaysian government.’

Regarding UAV capabilities for the RMAF, Gen Affendi stated that the RMAF was still in the early phases of planning on introducing UAV capabilities within the force. 

‘The introduction and integration of this capability with the present and future RMAF assets are very much in the planning process. Nevertheless, the RMAF will continue to monitor and evaluate the development of the UAV platforms to provide better insight in identifying the most suitable platform for future operation.’

(Shephard)

65 komentar:

  1. Wah bgus sekali rencana nya.....detail tpi itu lah money is tight....

    BalasHapus
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    1. Sandstorm7. I always disappoint the way you share your opinion here. You know what Dude? Your none sense and the way I look at you is a CANCER. Better if you stop using the Internet so other will have a peace of mind here excluding your little sister DARK SIDE.

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    2. Lem1

      Whats wrong with sandstorm comment?

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    3. @shed its ok...lem do not like neutral party...he prefers provokator...belittling others....its cool...but anyway its my internet...my money paying the broadband n not your money....so trying to be chinese communist....u say i must follow....haha not in a million years im not pendatang

      Hapus
    4. The problem wit u Lame u dont understand malay...u google for translation....hahaha

      Hapus
    5. Lem ur english is bad...u mean exclude or include...hey dude if u not caucasian try not to be....it sound bad

      Hapus
    6. @Sandstorm7. So Your happy if you include your sister Dark Side into peace and loving people here? And do you think I'm going to agree on it? Your both idiot and no sense at all.

      Hapus
    7. @Sandstorm7. I can do it to translate it in google if I can. But I could sense that your insane one. Right?

      Hapus
    8. Suwandaru@ kayak indonesia punya uang banyak

      Hapus
    9. @lame i dont understand ur english...i speak imperial english u write sampah english...

      Hapus
    10. Oohhh no...u slept with darkside that is why u know darkside is a girl...poor darkside...if darkside ia a guy so Lem u ar a gay..u like sodomy...yaya

      Hapus
    11. Darkside have surrended ur anus to lem...he claim u ar a bitch...

      Hapus
    12. #LEM....dont be a lame dick..blog wat u want n u get the answer lets make it 200 coment ya....wat do you say...

      Hapus
    13. Hey girls.. girls... stop barking like a dog... lem, pls ask your horny mom stop calling me ok every night... i cant screw her every night. Hahahahaha

      Hapus
  2. Tu kan udah terjawab kenapa TUDM engak bs beli MRCA buat masa terdekat...kerna komitmen nya yg awal pelunasan A400...bengkel sukoi masih blum 100% status nya...hawk upgrade dll....bukan kerna songklap...bangkrut atau apa apaan yg d duga blonger

    BalasHapus
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    1. Bengkel sukhoi STC dah mula kluarkan produknya yg pertama iaitu paveway II smart bomb.
      MICA air to air bkl menyusul.
      JSM.... Bisa.

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  3. ada wang ke???.....password'' plan''

    BalasHapus
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    1. Wang nya kan utk byar a400 4 biji...sukoi servis center dll lgi

      Hapus
    2. berapa komisyen duit kopi songlap a400 nie???

      Hapus
    3. Komisen nya nanti dulu tunggu hinga post ini mendapat 200 comment ya mungkin ada lah dikit....

      Hapus
  4. saya pun tak sangka TUDM memilih pesawat CN235 untuk mengantikan B200T..Mungkin indonisia melalui PTDI boleh menawarkan pesawat lebih baik pada TUDM seperi CN 295.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Sudah disebut : memodifikasi beberapa CN235 mereka dengan part surveillance dari B200T,jadi ndak akan beli baru dulu.Itu sudah..

      Hapus
    2. Sbb nya TUDM udah ada cn235 tersebut tinggal beli alatan yg d panggil roll in roll out...bila mahu pake d pasang...jika mahu pesawat cargo d kluarkan alatan MPA nya memang udah ada d pasaran tinggal mahu milih yg mana aja

      Hapus
    3. Cn235 TLDM pon underutilised jd klu udah tahap operational itu a400 mungkin baru d modifikasi

      Hapus
    4. gak ada itu CN295 adanya C295

      Hapus
    5. @zaka....so c295 it shall be....we talking bout current TUDM asset not akan datang ya

      Hapus
  5. Balasan
    1. Suwandru
      Thanks for the care and concern that you feel towards my country and the political situation especially 1MDB, the PM and his wife
      I can really sense your sincerity
      By the way, have you take your medicine today??

      Hapus
    2. Ramadhan. Mana boleh makan ubat siang2.

      Hapus
    3. jom donation alatan militery kat malaysie....kih kih

      Hapus
    4. Yap... Yap.. Yap... 😂
      Om swd belum capek....?

      Hapus
    5. Donate la sokhoi in tu kat malaysia.. boleh kami tambah senjata.. dgr kata sukhoi sana senjata pun takde... keh keh keh

      Hapus
    6. ya om suwandaru bisa comment yg baik2 di tajuk Indonesia aja tuh..yg lainya kayak troller aja..dbilang belum capek

      Hapus
    7. Dein@ Cem katak di bawah tempurung,makanya selalu update pakcik bila tak tahu apa2

      Hapus
    8. Kena perli je terus sentap... keh keh keh.. rempit rempit...

      Hapus
  6. Balasan
    1. Klu makan obat bererti tak posa lah tu...

      Hapus
  7. Jadi beli jet MRCA tidak nih pakcik? Your fellow maya said malingsia is the best air force in the world with MRCA procurement. LOL

    BalasHapus
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    1. Who said maya rajei was Malaysian?

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    2. Maya...dark side wont post comment here....only Lame duck will

      Hapus
    3. Joni
      Maya is just a retarded like Suwandru
      You believe in retarded words and preach??

      Hapus
    4. So u r the expert heh? From all the comments, I'm sure u r all just ordinary keyboard warriors who comment just for fun. Stop belittling others coz each country has strengths and weaknesses.

      Hapus
    5. Alamak...who let the dogs out...woof...woof....u have awaken the devil delexic...we ar all keyboatd warriors with our opinion for discussion that is wat is all about...

      Hapus
    6. Sandstorm
      My bad....hehe
      Maya....
      You litterally belittling indonesia in most of your comment from previous post
      (in reverse physcology manner)
      If my comment offended you so much than I trully am sorry

      Hapus
  8. TUDM is a credible organisation, the the political and leaders needs to support them, no matter who the next PM or government is, building a credible defence takes years

    BalasHapus
  9. MRCA's program is urgent for TUDM.
    Hope can realize in few time..

    BalasHapus
  10. Balasan
    1. the decision of rmaf about which mrca to choose has already been made. they want the superbug but the politicians never hear what the end user have to say. it's the same with the su30 mkm acquisition, rmaf prefer superbug but the politicians choose to buy the flanker due to russia offset offer.

      Hapus
  11. Too bad most of the decision is made by the politician and to make it worse the opposition is always there to said no to military procument just to gain some support from rakyat who no nothing about defence

    BalasHapus
  12. Hehe...Of all the countries in south east asia, only Singapore & Malaysia can be considered as professional. The rest like Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand are all meddling with civilian administration. When Malaysia buys military hardwares, they analyse everything and consider what is best for the country. The same is also true with other countries.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Alas...am i helucinating...comes out from maya lah pple...but later he will trash every country

      Hapus
    2. Maya u got the post n no body is competing against u.....

      Hapus
    3. profesional macam tok bomoh kelapa super???kih kih.

      Hapus
    4. Please check your own backyard. Indonesia is the home of black magic & has the most number of black magic practitioners & believers.

      Hapus
    5. Professional cem eject kat hanggar keh

      Hapus
    6. Professional dalam erti kata military hanya bertujuan untuk defence daripada ancaman luar, bukannya terlibat mentadbir negara, bahkan merampas kuasa daripada kerajaan yang dipilih oleh rakyat melalui proses demokrasi.

      Hapus
  13. Indonesia blongers will not blong here...they afraid that this post will hit 200 comment...they will let malasian blonger blong in it n others....from there they will know who is who....quite smart way of filtering aaahhh guys....

    BalasHapus
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    1. See guys in this post non of us trash each others comment except the usual 'starring'every comment is constructive except sometimes we need to counter comment to answer 1000 itch questions.....

      Hapus
    2. In short, your a troll with a none sense opinion. Do your homework Dude instead.

      Hapus
    3. @lem...eh tampuk ce..celahna colok nya..mareh...

      Hapus
  14. united nation harus segerakan donation kat malaysie....very very kesian

    BalasHapus
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    1. Nape pbb.. indon tak mampu ke nak donate aset kat kami.... ops lupa... indon pun banyak aset donate juga... keh keh keh

      Hapus
  15. Donation? Malaysia bagi banyak donation sama TKI Indon di Malaysia untuk dikasi sama rakyat Indon yang nggak cukup makan di Indon.

    BalasHapus