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Malaysia has selected five applicants for the supply of new fighters

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Malaysia has selected five applicants for the supply of new fighters

Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during the exhibition LIMA-2013 announced some details of the tender for the supply of fighters in the framework of the program to replace outdated MiG-29.


According to Ahmad Zahid Hamidi 28 in March to Reuters, by 2015, Malaysia intends to acquire 18 new multifunctional fighters to replace the MiG-29. Within this project, five manufacturers are included in the “short list of applicants”.

The bidders included the Eurofighter consortium (BAE Systems) with EF-2000 Typhoon, the Swedish Saab with JAS-39 Gripen, the French Dassault Aviation with Rafale, the American Boeing with F / A-18E / F “Super Hornet” and “Rosoboronexport” with Su-30MKM. According to the Minister, this is the final list.

All five manufacturing companies were represented at the LIMA-2013 exhibition and declared their readiness to supply the aircraft that meets the requirements of the Malaysian Air Force. Thus, the representative of the company "BAe Systems" Mark Kane confirmed that informal negotiations have already been held with the Malaysian government. "Dassault Aviation" promises to organize the licensed assembly of the multi-purpose fighter "Rafale" in case of its selection by the winner of the tender. Saab 26 March signed an industrial cooperation agreement with the Malaysian consortium DRB-HICOM Berhad, with the prospect of its inclusion in the chain of component suppliers for JAS-39 Gripen. Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport OJSC Viktor Komardin also confirmed that Russia will necessarily participate in the tender.

Cost parameters for procurement have not yet been determined. According to local sources, the cost of the program may exceed $ 1 billion. Its implementation will allow to upgrade the combat fleet aviation Malaysia, having territorial disputes with China and waging a long struggle with militants in Sabah.

As expected, the decision to start the procurement of fighter aircraft will be made after the elections, which are scheduled for the end of April.

According to analysts, in the course of the election, the National Front party coalition (Barisan Nasional) is in a tough battle with the opposition.
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  1. igor36
    igor36 29 March 2013 10: 25 New
    +3
    The latter bought Dryers, Pilots and technicians trained, it will be logical to continue to take them themselves.
    1. VAF
      VAF 29 March 2013 13: 00 New
      +3
      Quote: igor36
      Pilots and technicians are trained, it will be logical to continue to take them themselves.


      And on the MiG-29s, who flies and who serves them? wink



      The MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK) has proposed a phased upgrade of all aircraft of this brand that are in service with the Royal Air Force of Malaysia, said Victor Komardin, deputy general director of Rosoboronexport.

      "MiG RSK offers to take the first batch of planes imported earlier to Malaysia back to Moscow, re-equip them with the latest technology to the desired level and return them to the Malaysian Air Force. Then send them for re-equipment and a second batch," Komardin said at the LIMA- air show 2013.

      According to him, the Malaysian delegation is expected to arrive in Moscow this spring to see what modernization options MiG offers.

      "The Malays are very pleased with the reliability of the MiGs that are in their arsenal. Some machines are 18 years old, but they are still powerful and strong. These aircraft can simply be equipped with advanced electronics at the request of the customer," concluded Deputy General Director V. Komardin.
      1. igor36
        igor36 29 March 2013 14: 28 New
        +1
        In fact, the article says that Rosoboronexport proposed the Su-30 MKM, and not MiG.
        1. VAF
          VAF 29 March 2013 15: 12 New
          +3
          Quote: igor36
          In fact, the article says that Rosoboronexport proposed the Su-30 MKM, and not MiG.


          Actually, the article (unless of course you carefully read it of course) says that .... "Malaysian Minister of Defense Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during the LIMA-2013 exhibition announced some details of the tender for the supply of fighters as part of the program to replace the obsolete MiG-29."


          And here is why Rosoboronexport + Pogosyan didn’t even “take” MiG-35th to Lima .... this is already .. “a parable in the tongues” !!!

          Therefore, the RSK MiG are forced to independent .. "punch" yourself .. "road" at least to Kama ... "a bright future"!

          And according to your koment (first), you can understand that only the Su-30MKM and that’s all .... the plane is good, but the question is about replacing a light fighter!

          It’s just the Idea with the Belarusian flag, that the Su-30, that the MiG-35 .. everything is the same: wassat

          that's why I posted koment in .. "support" of Mig-35th +! wink
          1. queen
            queen 29 March 2013 18: 26 New
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            Quote: vaf
            It’s just the Idea with the Belarusian flag, that the Su-30, that the MiG-35, .. all the same

            This Native American today is B-2
          2. igor36
            igor36 April 1 2013 22: 03 New
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            I have nothing against Mig, and I will only be glad if things go well with them. Still, our Air Force would have bought a couple of hundred Mig-35s and in general everything was in chocolate.
      2. Odysseus
        Odysseus 29 March 2013 15: 45 New
        +3
        Quote: vaf
        The MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK) has proposed a phased upgrade of all aircraft of this brand that are in service with the Royal Malaysian Air Force

        By the way, yes. From the point of view of price / quality ratio, it is best for the Malays to simply upgrade the Mig-29. The only question here may arise is excessive dependence on one supplier.
        PS The photo is beautiful as always! drinks
    2. svp67
      svp67 30 March 2013 05: 30 New
      0
      Strange as it may seem, the MiG29 is a front-line fighter, and it is offered to replace it with a heavy Su30 fighter, and it’s even twice as large and larger than the MiG. Apparently their military began to evaluate tasks differently ...
  2. Fregate
    Fregate 29 March 2013 10: 25 New
    +1
    It’s strange that everyone painted what they were offering about the foreigners, and ours only confirmed that they would definitely participate in the tender. winked
  3. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke 29 March 2013 10: 33 New
    +2
    It’s a pity ours didn’t submit anything for the tender in the light class MiG-35 or Yak-130, given that Malaysia already has heavy class fighters, and the country itself is not too long across the territory, we can assume that they would prefer something light. I think it will be SAAB.
    1. queen
      queen 29 March 2013 13: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: B_KypTke
      in the light class MiG-35 or Yak-130

      with the Yak-130 you specifically got excited about something. It's more all the same a school desk, not a combat desk. And it’s incorrect to compare them) smile
      1. B_KypTke
        B_KypTke 29 March 2013 13: 45 New
        0
        UB ... actually UB.
        1. VAF
          VAF 29 March 2013 15: 14 New
          +2
          Quote: B_KypTke
          actually UB.



          Well, before UB, he still .... "grow" is necessary .. while only a theory and as he said correctly
          REGIN- he is still only .... U!
          1. queen
            queen 29 March 2013 17: 19 New
            +1
            Quote: vaf
            REGIN- he is still only .... U!

            Thank you Sergey drinks I absorb, there is someone to listen and learn good
    2. VAF
      VAF 29 March 2013 16: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: B_KypTke
      or Yak-130,


      They have a Hawkeye (light attack aircraft BAe Hawk Mk 208)



      and Ermakki (.. Aermacchi MB-339CM training aircraft) above the roof ..... what for is also the Yak-130 ????

  4. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 29 March 2013 10: 33 New
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    Su-30MKM is flying around the world.
  5. Gagarin
    Gagarin 29 March 2013 10: 34 New
    +3
    I hope after the MIGS they will want MKM, not Saabs and other typhoons !!!!! In any case, I would really like this !!!
    1. queen
      queen 29 March 2013 13: 31 New
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      Quote: Gagarin
      I would really like it !!!

      Strange ... but I want to see them with us. ((((((((((
  6. Nayhas
    Nayhas 29 March 2013 10: 43 New
    +6
    It's hard to predict something. The French offer a licensed assembly of Rafal, but damn it for the sake of 18 cars in my opinion this is a pointless undertaking. Here the opportunity to attract a local manufacturer as a supplier of components for subsequent operation looks attractive, in addition, Grippen uses engines similar to those on the F / A-18A, which is already in Malaysia. If they need a replacement for the MiG-29, i.e. If you need a new LIGHT fighter, then of course there is either Grippen, or Rafal, or Typhoon. F / A-18E / F and Su-30MKM are all the same heavy fighters and their participation in the competition does not look quite logical. If Malaysia wants to somehow unify its air forces, then here is the choice between the F / A-18E / F and the Su-30MKM, with a bias towards the Su-30MKM, because there are more of them.
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 29 March 2013 12: 50 New
      +3
      F-18 since when is it heavy?
      And so I agree with you, they will most likely choose an easy one, and for some reason it seems to me that it’s not F-18.
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus 29 March 2013 13: 12 New
        +3
        Quote: patsantre
        And so I agree with you, they will most likely choose an easy one, and for some reason it seems to me that it’s not F-18.

        And I just think that they will choose Super Hornet.
        They already have 8 Hornets. It’s logical to buy another squadron and create a normal 2 model park, rather than create a zoo of types or focus on one supplier.
        However, much will depend on the proposed financial conditions.
        1. patsantre
          patsantre 29 March 2013 14: 50 New
          0
          I didn’t know what to eat. Then yes, you should not write it off.
  7. TSOOBER
    TSOOBER 29 March 2013 15: 59 New
    +2
    It seems to me that migrants from Malaysians are especially inviting Russia, come and see what modernization opportunities we have, and by chance they will roll out 35! the only thing that remains is the good grandfather Poghosyan to take with him to the exhibition! And I don’t give a damn myself and I won’t give others!
    1. Hemi cuda
      Hemi cuda 29 March 2013 18: 22 New
      +1
      Poghosyan shit from him is more harm than good.
  8. Reasonable, 2,3
    Reasonable, 2,3 29 March 2013 17: 26 New
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    “Eurofighter” will not roll due to the crisis in the eurozone and low performance characteristics, “Saab” - “raw”, “Rafael” - generally a new technique for them, “Super Hornet” - they won’t take it from principle, so as not to anger Russia, and generally is a new collateral structure. Mig 35 will not be bought, it has not yet won a single tender, but Su-35 may be asked, as it was previously written on the website when the contract was signed with the Chinese- “When signing up for new equipment of a foreign contract, its prospects for export are growing, "especially since they have already lined up." It seems to me that the Su-35 is a very well-designed export and advertising product, and for us there will be something else, but not the T 50.
    1. queen
      queen 29 March 2013 17: 35 New
      0
      Quote: Reasonable, 2,3
      . "Mig 35" will not buy, he has not won a single tender

      So he isn’t particularly dragged around the exhibitions, would have taken, thanks Pogosyan, an effective manager. We don’t and don’t sell him (((sorry if we trample sad