New MD 530G Scout at­tack he­li­copters to Malaysia

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

MD He­li­copters Inc. (MDHI) an­nounced that it suc­ceeded in its bid to sup­ply six MD 530G Scout at­tack he­li­copters to Malaysia’s Min­istry of De­fense. MDHI will de­liver the launch he­li­copters to the Malaysian Army Avi­a­tion (Pa­sukan Udara Ten­tera Darat; PUTD) be­gin­ning in the fourth quar­ter of 2016, with the full fleet to de­liver by the end of Q1 2017.

With this in­stal­la­tion, MD He­li­copters be­comes the only ro­tor­craft orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­turer (OEM) to in­tro­duce and field two new Scout at­tack he­li­copter pro­grammes, each within 12-months from award. “Our legacy is firmly rooted in ser­vice of the warfighter; de­liv­er­ing fast, ag­ile, highly – ca­pa­ble scout at­tack he­li­copters for the pro­tec­tion of the United States and our part­ner na­tions,” said Lynn Til­ton, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer for MD He­li­copters. “Per­fectly suited for Malaysia’s op­er­a­tional en­vi­ron­ment, we are hon­oured that the MD 530G—our next-gen­er­a­tion light scout at­tack he­li­copter—was se­lected by the Malaysian Prime Min­is­ter, Min­is­ter of De­fence and the Chief De­fence Force (CDF) to be the new­est ad­di­tion to the Malaysian Armed Forces.”

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