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LIMA 2019: Malaysia expresses a liking for large UAVs

28th March 2019 - 11:25 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi


Malaysia issued a rather general RfI for a MALE UAV last December, and three OEMs from China, Turkey and the US exhibited their potential solutions at LIMA 2019. The cynical might question whether Malaysia is serious about obtaining such an unmanned capability, or whether it simply wanted to generate more interest at the country’s premier air and naval show.

In any case, several companies are certainly taking an expressed desire from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) seriously, with responses from industry due last month.

Gathering information from vendors, Shephard understands that Malaysia would like such a UAV fitted with

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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