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Malaysia steps up training with US National Guard

25th February 2022 - 07:35 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Twelve Malaysian air force personnel trained with American counterparts in Washington state last year. (US National Guard)

More training is on the agenda as Malaysia waits for an American-built radar to arrive next year.

The Washington Air National Guard (ANG) plans to step up engagement with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), as the latter awaits the arrival of a US-funded air surveillance radar.

Brig Gen Gent Welsh, Washington ANG commander, told Shephard in a media conference that his command hopes to build upon the August 2021 training of RMAF personnel in radar operations by the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS), which is under the Washington ANG.

‘I see things like that as a foundational part of the State Partnership Program [SPP]. With unit-to-unit relationships we have our Western Air Defense Sector and our

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