Malaysia down selects five OEMS for fighter jets
Malaysia which is shopping for combat aircraft has down selected five manufacturers. Malaysia has shown intent of buying 18 combat aircraft to replace its old fleet of Russian-made MiG-29s.
The companies shortlisted are the British-backed Eurofighter Typhoon, Sweden’s Saab JAS-39 Gripen, France’s Dassault Aviation Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30, according to the country’s Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi.
At Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, the Minister said the programme was looking at 2015 but added that the cost was not known.