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Malaysian navy receives donated ScanEagles

11th May 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has in its possession the first six of 12 US-donated Insitu ScanEagle UAVs, but they remain in storage at Kota Kinabalu Naval Base until operations can begin in July, due to COVID-19 restrictions that prevent US contractors from entering Malaysia.

The drones arrived on 6 May at Kota Kinabalu Airport via commercial charter. The remaining six ScanEagles are expected to be delivered in September.

The ScanEagles will be operated by the RMN out of Kota Kinabalu Naval Base in the East Malaysian state of Sabah by 601 Squadron, which was formed specifically for the purpose of operating

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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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