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RMAF maritime patrol requirements
« on: December 20, 2017, 02:26:13 AM »
Malaysia discloses line of aircraft shortlisted for maritime patrol requirements | Janes - 19 December 2017
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has disclosed a line of aircraft types that the country is currently considering for its maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) requirements.

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Although he stopped short of naming them, Jane’s has identified the four aircraft types to be the Airbus CN295, the ATR 72MP from Leonardo, the Boeing P-8 Poseidon, and the CN-235, the last of which could possibly be supplied by Bandung-based PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

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Funds for the acquisition of four MPAs were made available in Malaysia’s 2018 national budget allocation. “Our MPA, the Beechcraft 200 is already 23 years old and its capabilities are limited. So this is the right time for the RMAF to consider a few options that could enhance our maritime patrol capabilities,” he added, in reference to the service’s fleet of three remaining B200Ts.