14 Januari 2016
RMAF A400M (photo : defence)
PETALING JAYA (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will be taking delivery of two more Airbus A400M transport aircraft this year, in April and November.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said RMAF now was already in possession of two Airbus A400M.
"Today RMAF took delivery of the second A400M to meet the country's defence needs.
"RMAF took delivery of the first during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition last year (LIMA '15) in Langkawi. The other two are due to arrive in April and November," he said at the reception ceremony to welcome the second Airbus A400M and the opening of the A400M Hangar at the Subang air base near here today.
Also present were his deputy Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum, Malaysian Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin and RMAF chief Jen Tan Sri Roslan Saad.
Hishammuddin said the aircraft would also be used for Medical Evacuation (Medevac) and Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
He also congratulated the Defence Ministry for completing construction of the A400M Hangar six months ahead of schedule.