To improve its defence capabilities, Malaysia is looking for additional fighter aircraft. Since last year’s tender, the fighters are still being finalised. Many aerospace businesses from other countries applied for the contract; the top two were from Turkey and India, though the officials have not yet confirmed this.
Given its low acquisition cost and good technical ratings, India is the front-runner for Malaysia’s order of 18 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The offered package agreement also covers upkeep and spare parts for the country’s Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of Russian descent.
The pledge made by India to maintain Malaysia’s Sukhois in flight-ready condition is supported by the sizeable spares store and technical expertise of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
South Korea and China are also vying for the contract, despite not having back-end agreements with Russian manufacturers to work on Sukhoi jets.
Final decision will probably be made between governments.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) made the announcement that it is offering Malaysia joint production on a number of front-line military aircraft during the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 expo in Kuala Lumpur. TAI’s Hürjet, which is under development, is submitted a bid for the Light Combat Aircraft/Fighter Lead-In-Trainer (LCA/FLIT) programme of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a tender in June 2021 to fund the purchase of an initial 18 aircraft. Although it is still in development, the Hürjet will fly for the first time soon and the Turkish Air Force will get 16 of them starting in 2025. Hurjet might also go through testing that has been verified in flight, which might take longer. The Tejas aircraft, which were made in India, may deliver fighters in a 2 years, though, if the HAL secures a deal immediately.
The 19 Su 30 MKM fighters that Malaysia deploys are extremely similar to the Su MKI version that India uses.
According to the Economic Times, the dual package has been discussed, and a final decision will probably be made between governments.
Ordering spare parts and other supplies for outdated military equipment is becoming more and more challenging for a number of countries who possess Russian weapons.
Turkey’s Hurjet vs India’s Tejas
Hurjet is still in the development phase, whereas Tejas is already operational in the Indian air force. Tejas has a variety of offers for weapon packages, and since India has good diplomatic relations with other countries, some of its weapons have been jointly developed with foreign manufacturers. Hurjet is also offering some weapon packages, but they will be less in number than those offered by India’s HAL.
Tejas In order for Malaysia to improve its features with the HAL in the future, it is competing with other nations to release its Tejas Mark2 fighter, which is set to launch next year. China, Korea, and Russia all made offers to Malaysia. HAL Tejas is more inexpensive in their country when compared to other nations because of its price.
India offer Updates Radar and Avionics
A contemporary AESA radar, updated avionics, and the potential to incorporate a variety of air to air to ground weapons are all included in the LCA that India is offering to Malaysia.
Astra air-to-air missiles with a range beyond optical range have also been ordered by the Indian Navy and Air Force.
Teams from Malaysia visited India to examine the LCA offer, and to assure better servicing, the Indian side offered to build up an overhaul facility for the LCA fleet in Malaysia.
The India LCA costs $42 million; the cheap price has been made possible by economies of scale after the Indian Air Force ordered 83 of these jets as part of the Make in India programme.
India’s offers to maintain Malaysia’s Sukhoi 30 fighter with HAL expertise and currently available Russian spare parts are open to India, but it maintains that doing so will result in more powerful defence fleet for Malaysia and a successful deal for both nations. Tejas fighter jet offers India’s strength which lies mostly in its arsenal of aircraft and weapons, which has elevated it to the top of Malaysia’s list of priorities. And even under the new contract, it can provide LCA and Dhrvua helicopter.
There are several indications that Malaysia may choose the Tejas for its defence squad, however Malaysia has not yet officially released it.
Austrian Ministry of Defense selects the C-390 Millennium as its new military transport aircraft
The Austrian Ministry of Defense announced today the decision to select the C-390 Millennium aircraft as its new tactical transport solution. Embraer is honored to be chosen to support this important Air Force in Europe.
Austria joins Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, and the Netherlands as the future operators of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission platform, an aircraft that is rapidly redefining the standards of tactical transport in the world defense market.
Embraer is ready to support the Austrian Ministry of Defense and Air Force in order to meet the demanding requirements of their acquisition process and is prepared to further strengthen the relationship with this nation.
U.S. F-35 Fighter Jet Missing in South Carolina, and Asks Public for Help
A US fighter jet went missing in South Carolina during a training mishap. According to US military officials, the search for his missing aircraft was centered on two lakes north of North Charleston.
At around 2 p.m. (local time), the pilot evacuated and safely parachuted into a North Charleston neighborhood. He was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Military officials appealed to the public for assistance with finding the aircraft on Twitter.
Authorities stated that they are currently looking into the cause of the pilot’s ejection. According to Salinas, the pilot of a second F-35 made a safe landing at Joint Base Charleston. The pilots and their aircraft were part of the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, which is stationed in Beaufort, which is close to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina.
According to base authorities, they were conducting a search over two lakes to the north of Charleston in collaboration with federal aviation authorities. Each of the aircraft, made by Lockheed Martin, cost about USD 80 million.
A Flight to Freedom: How Qatar Airways Helped Save a Lion’s Life
Reuben’s Second Chance: From a Cage in Romania to African Wilderness
Imagine sitting in a small cage for 6 years. Would you rather enjoy life or give it up? One of the Lions was living alone in Romania and stopped roaring after being left alone in the cage with no other animals nearby.
Qatar Airways assists this lion in living its second life by transporting it from Romania to an African forest where he can enjoy the rest of his life with other lions.
The CEO of ADI (Animal Defender International) Wildlife Sanctuary, John Kramer, in South Africa, took the initiative to bring these lions back from Romania. The entire purpose of this Sanctuary is to give back to these animals from circuses, animals who have never seen their native land, animals who have never walked on grass, lived in tiny cages bare balls, never had the sun on their backs, and all they’ve done is sit in a box to entertain humans and have never experienced anything of their natural life.
The goal of ADI Wildlife Sanctuary is to give them back as close to the life they lost as possible, which is why they have such large habitats. The reason is that he was born in a privately owned zoo in Armenia, and the family decided to close the zoo and have the animals removed, leaving him behind. He’s been alone for 6 years, and he’s actually stopped roaring.
Qatar Airways’ Compassion Soars: Lion Rescued and Rehomed in Africa
They were out of options for a flight out of Armenia for Reuben due to the size of the crate and they didn’t know what they were going to do until Qatar Airways cargo stepped in and not only said that they would arrange the flights and bring in the special aircraft, but their We Care Programme paid for Ruben’s flight. They’ve been able to begin moving out and are so happy to get up Airways cargo for allowing Reuben to live the life he lost.
What they hope to accomplish for Ruben today in the habitat here is for him to hear the voices of other lions, and he will hear a lot of lion voices here, which will give him a second shot at life. The team is overjoyed because this battered Old Lion King will be walking on African soil for the first time, and the magic of him being back where he belongs, where his forefathers came from, and with his own kind again, but he will see them, hear them, smell them, he will literally be home, and he will spend the rest of his life in Freedom.
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