01 Oktober 2016

RMAF to Get Fourth Airbus A400M Next Year

01 Oktober 2016

RMAF A400M airlifter (photo : flee)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is expected to receive its fourth Airbus A400M aircraft early next year.

Its chief Jen Tan Sri Roslan Saad said the military transport aircraft was the last of four bought by the RMAF.

The first aircraft was delivered in March 2015, the second came early this year while the third was received in the middle of this year.

Roslan said the aircraft sported sophisticated technology and would enhance air defence systems.

“The fourth aircraft will be equipped with new software,” he told reporters after pinning ranks on 17 senior RMAF officers at the Defence Ministry yesterday.

The A400M is a long-range transport aircraft that is also used for medical evacuation, air-to-air refuelling and disaster relief.

(The Star)

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