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LIMA 2017: AW139 enforces law in Malaysia

24th March 2017 - 08:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi


The Air Wing of the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) publicly exhibited half of its fleet of AW139s at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia.

The police received two white-and-red-painted AW139s last November, the fruit of a $32.5 million contract between the Malaysian government and Galaxy Helicopters signed in October 2015.

The RMP, and Leonardo Helicopters, expect a contract for four additional AW139s to be placed, although no formal tender process has yet been initiated.

In fact, according to an RMP pilot that spoke to Shephard , Prime Minister Najib Razak promised a fifth helicopter when he was attending

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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