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Delay in Helicopter Procurement

Delay in Helicopter Procurement November 4, 2019

Malaysia decided to postpone the decision to supply the MD 530G variant of the MD 500 light reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter. The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that the supply of MD 530G helicopters has been delayed due to "various technical issues". The Malaysian government ordered six helicopters in 2016.

In a statement on 1 November,  MoD said that the government reviewed the suitability of the helicopters while they were being built by MDHI and "found that changes have needed to be made to the helicopters to meet the [PUTD's] requirements".

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