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LIMA 2017: Malaysian ASW helicopters depend on budget

20th March 2017 - 06:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)'s future acquisition of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters remains subject to government affordability, said the Chief of the RMN, Adm Ahmad Kamarulzaman.

Speaking at a press conference on 7 March, and in reply to a question by Shephard as to the status of the requirement, he said, 'It is in the plan, as we have always said, but obviously the plan is based on the affordability of the government in regard to implementing the programme.'

The RMN has a long-term requirement for at least six ASW helicopters, although no formal programme or tender has emerged yet.

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Dzirhan Mahadzir

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

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