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Malaysian MD 530G scout helicopters
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:06:41 AM »
DSA 2018: Malaysian MD 530Gs approach their Destini | Shephard Media
19th April 2018 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Kuala Lumpur
When the Malaysian Army ordered its six MD 530G scout helicopters from MD Helicopters, as announced on 1 February 2016, the first aircraft were to be handed over by the end of that year. Clearly the project has suffered serious delays, as the army is yet to get its hands on them.

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Surat said that two would be delivered to the Malaysian Army this year. In fact, the first MD 530G completed its testing at MD Helicopters’ facility in the US just last week.

He explained that MD Helicopters is updating the documentation for the aircraft, including its performance sheet that lists safety parameters, for example. Because Malaysia’s aircraft have a unique configuration, they require special testing and documentation.

After this process is completed, Malaysia can conduct a pre-delivery acceptance test, before final acceptance occurs in the US.