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SGA14: Industry preps for Malaysian attack helo requirement

16th February 2014 - 11:58 GMT | by Beth Stevenson, Joyce de Thouars in Singapore


The rise in insurgent activity in Malaysia has highlighted the country's lack of helicopter offensive capabilities, to which Western industry is ready to respond to should an RfP be released.

Malaysian forces have no attack helicopter in their inventories, relying instead on fast-moving fighter jets. In light of terrorist attacks taking place all over the country which are not attributed to any particular environment, the government is understood to have revealed its wish to acquire such a platform.

During the Singapore Airshow, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter and Boeing all expressed interest in the expected tender and continue to watch closely

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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