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D&S 2017: Malaysian budget promises new equipment

30th October 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Malaysian government has given the go-ahead for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to purchase four maritime patrol aircraft and the Malaysian Army to obtain 155mm self- propelled howitzers (SPH).

Speaking to media on 28 October regarding the 2018 budget announced a day earlier, Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein added that the army would also obtain six MD 530G helicopters and equipment for Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) special forces.

The MD 530G helicopters are those Malaysia ordered under a $75.6 million contract at DSA 2016, with deliveries expected to begin by December. 

During that show, Malaysia also signed a letter

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

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

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