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DSA 2022: TAI affirms commitment to Malaysia even if bids fail

30th March 2022 - 11:15 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


Turkish Aerospace put Hürjet on display during DSA 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

Even if it is unsuccessful in bids for MALE UAV and light combat/trainer aircraft programmes, Turkish Aerospace (TAI) executives confirmed to Shephard that the company aims to build ‘long-term relationships’ in Malaysia.

Turkish Aerospace (TAI) is committed to carrying out industrial partnerships in Malaysia even if its bids are not selected for Malaysia’s Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programmes, company officials said during the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

Turkish Aerospace is offering the Anka-S UAV to meet a Malaysian requirement for three MALE UAVs and the Hürjet for Malaysia’s 18-aircraft LCA programme to replace Aermacchi MB-339CM trainers and BAE Hawk 100/200s that the Royal Malaysian Air Force operates in trainer and light combat roles.

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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