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LIMA 2017: MD 530G to reach Malaysia this year

22nd March 2017 - 12:51 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi

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MD Helicopters confirmed that the Malaysian Army will receive its first, and possibly second, MD 530G light scout helicopter before the end of 2017.

Speaking to Shephard at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, Craig Kitchen, chief commercial officer of MD Helicopters, said the first two rotorcraft had been certificated, and the next four are coming into build.

He said they will be delivered 'as soon as possible' since the Malaysian Army wanted one or two units in 2017 and the remainder in 2018. Kitchen described a 12-month build schedule for each helicopter.

A signing ceremony for Malaysia's six helicopters

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

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