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LIMA 2019: Malaysian Hawks soldier on but await upgrade decision

28th March 2019 - 07:34 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi

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Hawk trainer jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will continue to play an important role in the RMAF as they are expected to remain in service for another 10-15 years.

The RMAF held a special ceremony at Butterworth Air Force Base in Malaysia earlier in March to celebrate the Hawk’s contribution over the past 25 years. Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang, the RMAF chief, said he believed the fleet was ‘capable of delivering and remaining relevant’.

More than 140 Malaysian fast-jet pilots have trained on the RMAF’s Hawk 108 twin-seat trainer. The single-seat Hawk 208, meanwhile, serves as

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

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