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Malaysia inks $1.48 billion in support deals for submarines and aircraft

9th May 2024 - 12:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


A support deal has been signed for RMAF A400M transport aircraft. (Photo: Airbus)

The deals signed ranged from submarine and aircraft support to the purchase of maritime patrol aircraft and anti-tank weapons.

Malaysia’s MoD carried out a formal ceremony on 8 May at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2024 exhibition, signing for a range of deals including support of the navy’s two Scorpene submarines and the air force’s C-130, A400M and CN-235 aircraft.

The ceremony covered RM7.03 billion (US$1.48 billion) worth of Letters of Intent (LoI), Letters of Acceptance (LoA) and signing of contracts. A number of the transactions had already been formally executed prior to the show but were included in the ceremony to publicly disclose them.

A number of the maintenance and support contracts award were also valued at

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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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