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Malaysian Defense Ministry has postponed the purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace the MiG-29Н

Malaysian Defense Ministry has postponed the purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace the MiG-29Н

The Malaysian Defense Ministry is not planning to buy new fighter aircraft in the near future to replace the MiG-29H fleet, said Minister of Defense Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

At the same time, A.Hamidi noted that the ministry will conduct an assessment of multi-purpose combat aircraft in order to determine possible options for their purchase in the future, the New Straight Times reports.

The minister said that the government intends to implement more important projects as part of the Malaysian 10 th defense plan. Aircraft MiG-29Н, he said, will be replaced when the need arises.

The media, citing official sources, have repeatedly reported that the Malaysian Ministry of Defense is exploring the possibility of replacing the fleet of MiG-29Н fighters purchased in 1995. This program in the framework of the re-equipment of the Malaysian Armed Forces was considered one of the priorities.

Applicants for the supply of new fighters were called the company "BAE Systems" with EF-2000 "Typhoon", "Boeing" with F / A-18E / F "Super Hornet", "SAAB" with JAS-39 "Gripen", "Dassau Aviation "With" Rafale "and" Sukhoi "with Su-30MK (possibly Su-35).

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi noted that the Ministry of Defense will continue, as part of the 10-th defense plan, to purchase other military equipment, including second-generation patrol ships for the country's Navy.


The statement of the Minister of Defense of Malaysia was unexpected, since it contradicts the previously announced plans of the Ministry of Defense of the country. Obviously, in the near future, the Malaysian Ministry of Defense will follow a more detailed explanation of the long-term plans for the purchase of military aircraft.

According to reports, the preparation for the tender for the purchase of new fighters has been conducted since December 2010. It was expected that the tender will be officially announced during the international exhibition LIMA-2011 in December 2011. In this exhibition, as previously reported, the participation of all potential applicants is expected.

According to reports, requests for information were sent to applicants at the beginning of this year, and by March 30, companies submitted their preliminary proposals.

The next step should be to send the Malaysian Armed Forces to bidders for proposals for proposals with a view to obtaining more detailed information on the supply.

The Malaysian Defense Ministry planned, in 2012, as a result of a tender, to place an order for the supply of new aircraft to equip one squadron, which, by 2015, should replace those in service with MiG-29Н.

Malaysia's Air Force commander, General Rodzali Doud, announced this June that the Air Force is considering the possibility of purchasing modern fighter jets from 12 to 18.

In order to unify the material support, support and training of personnel, the ideal option is to have no more than two types of combat aircraft in the Air Force.

Currently, the Malaysian Air Force has X / NUMX F / A-8D fighters delivered at the start of the 18s, and an 1990 Su-18MKM, the purchase contract of which was signed in 30. Given the long-term operation of the Su-2003MKM and F / A-30D aircraft, the chances of winning the Su-18MK and Super Hornet in the planned tender were evaluated by experts as more preferable.

Aircraft MiG-29, acquired by Malaysia in 1993, are used as part of the Malaysian Air Force as an air defense interceptor fighter. Of the 18 machines purchased, two MiG-29s were lost as a result of accidents in 1998 and 2005. The main reason for the need to replace the MiG-29 Malaysian Defense Ministry called the ever-increasing cost of their maintenance and operation.

All 18 ordered MiG-29 fighters (16 MiG-29CE and 2 MiG-29UB) under the contract from 1993 of the year were delivered in 1995 year. The contract amount was 560-600 million dollars (offset 220 million dollars, including 150 million dollars barter).

As part of this contract in 1995-1997. A Russian-Malaysian ATSC (Aerospace technology system corporation) joint venture was organized for the maintenance, repair and upgrading of fighters. In 1998-1999 work was carried out on the modernization of the supplied machines (in the amount of 34,4 million dollars). This work included the installation of an improved H019M radar, an increase in fuel tanks, the installation of a retractable rod for refueling in the air, an increase in the combat load, and the introduction of air-to-air SS-77 armament. The modernization made it possible to include in the armament of the Malaysian MiG-29 X-20 air-to-air guided missiles with GOS TV and transfer them to the class of fighter-bombers. In addition, in 1995, Malaysia imported 29 РВВ Р-131Р27 and 1 Р-216 from Russia to equip MiG-73 from Ukraine.
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  1. Cochetkov.serzh
    Cochetkov.serzh 30 September 2011 11: 46 New
    they take care of themselves
  2. Vadivak
    Vadivak 30 September 2011 12: 28 New
    MiG-29N (MiG-29N) and MiG-29NUB (MJG-29NUB), the 17th and 19th squadrons of the Malaysian Air Force were formed. On the MiG-29N, the instrument scales are calibrated in the English number system, all technical inscriptions are made in English, the Rita speech warning system also works in English. The equipment of the radio-technical navigation system AN / ARN-139 TACAN was introduced into the on-board equipment, and a receiver for the satellite navigation GPS system was installed.

    Handsome man
  3. fellow misha
    fellow misha 30 September 2011 13: 36 New
    I agree handsome, oh in Yugoslavia there would be an adequate number of them, then the NATO aggressors would have seen the sky with a crochet
    1. Ivan Tarasov
      Ivan Tarasov 30 September 2011 17: 22 New
      Libya possessed 90 Su-30MKL, S-300 air defense systems and other modern technology.

      However, NATO aviation continues to host the sky with impunity.
      What is the matter?
      At the forum, I asked experts, but did not receive a clear answer.
      Isn’t our technology so bad?
      Here, something is wrong ...
      If, among the distinguished public, there are military experts, please go to my forum and discuss the problem (the section "In the world" topic: Libya’s war with NATO).
      Thanks in advance.
      1. Esso
        Esso 30 September 2011 18: 11 New
        This was not in Libya! Where did this information come from?
        1. Ivan Tarasov
          Ivan Tarasov 30 September 2011 21: 49 New

      2. Superduck
        Superduck 30 September 2011 20: 09 New
        They gathered but did not have time. About a year has passed between the lifting of sanctions and the introduction of new ones. They gathered 12-15 Su-35 fighters, four Su-30MK2 fighters and two S-300 systems. And their air defense was really ancient, the Wasp the freshest, and the Wasp as it is known about working in conditions of active interference - just zero without a stick, and Cube, Square and others like them are museum exhibits, although in skilled hands, everyone remembers Serbian a story. The Bedouins simply didn’t lead to victory, and there at least give them a T-50, like they would bury saddam in the sand.
  4. fellow misha
    fellow misha 30 September 2011 19: 44 New
    Here you are, the armed forces of the Jamahiriya, I did not mention the ground forces and the Navy for obvious reasons, as we can see from the list below all the old Soviet weapons that are in no way able to withstand either the quality or the quantity of NATO forces and it is unnecessary to be any expert to understand Libya in this conflict like a sheep to the slaughter

    Air force

    Headcount - 23,000 people (including air defense; 18,000 by JCSS)

    Due to the lack of spare parts, the annual flight time of a combat aircraft pilot is only about 85 hours.

    1 bomber, 13 (7 according to IISS) fighter-bomber, 9 fighter, 2 reconnaissance and 9 (7 according to IISS) transport squadrons.

    Combat aircraft


    6 Tu-22 (according to JCSS 7, including 5 combat ready; according to Jane's 20, including 5 combat ready)
    12 Su-24MK (6 according to JCSS and IISS; 15 according to Jane's, including 10 combat-ready)

    Fighters, fighter-bomber and reconnaissance

    50 MiG-21 bis (according to JCSS 70, including 45 combat-ready; according to Jane's 90, including 40 combat-ready)
    75 MiG-23 (according to JCSS 170, including 125 combat ready; according to IISS 40 MiG-23BN, 15 MiG-23U and 75 MiG-23MS; according to Jane's 40 /? / 120, respectively, including 25/15/70 combat ready)
    55 MiG-25 (according to JCSS 80, including 70 combat-ready; according to IISS 70 MiG-25P, 7 MiG-25R and 3 MiG-25U; according to Jane's 60 /? /? Respectively, including 35/5/4 combat-ready)
    49 Mirage-5 (40 according to JCSS; according to IISS 30 Mirage-5D / DE, 14 Mirage-5DD and 4 Mirage-5DR; according to Jane's 85/15/10, respectively, including 50/10 / 8 combat capable)
    35 “Mirage F.1” (30 according to JCSS; according to IISS 14 “Mirage F.1AD”, 7 “Mirage F.1ED” and 3 “Mirage F.1BD”; according to Jane's 38, including 25 combat-ready)
    80 Su-20 and Su-22 (49 according to JCSS, 53 according to IISS; according to Jane's 100, including 50 combat-ready plus 15 combat-ready Su-22U)

    Training aircraft

    24 J-1E Hawk (according to JCSS 120 Hawk and Galeb, including 40 in storage)
    80 G-2AE Galeb (102 according to IISS; 120 according to Jane's, including 70 serviceable)
    150 L-39ZO Albatros (according to JCSS 177, including 110 serviceable; according to Jane's 181, including 100 serviceable; 115 according to IISS)
    0 "Fugue Majister" (12 in storage, possibly withdrawn from service)
    70 SF-260M / L / W (including 20 serviceable; according to Jane's 250, including 150 serviceable)

    Transport aircraft

    15 An-26 (including 10 serviceable; according to Jane's 12, including 8 serviceable)
    12 С-1З0Н "Hercules", including 2 tankers (according to JCSS 10, including L-100-20 and L-100-30;; according to Jane's 8 С-130Н, including 6 serviceable and 5 L- 100-20 / 30, including 4 serviceable)
    18 IL-76 (according to JCSS 19, including 4 tankers; according to Jane's 24, including 18 serviceable)
    1 S-140 Jetstar
    9 Fokker F-27-400 / 600
    19 G-222L (according to Jane's 20, including 18 serviceable)
    15 L-410 UVP (according to Jane's 16, including 10 serviceable)
    2 Mystere-Falcon 20/50


    40 Mi-24 (according to JCSS 13 Mi-35 and 56 Mi-24/25, including 26 in storage; according to IISS 12 Mi-35 and 29 Mi-25)
    11-14 SA-316 "Aluet-3" (possibly in the police)
    40 SA-342L Gazelle (according to Jane's, including 5 in storage; not confirmed by other sources)
    18 CH-47 (15 according to JCSS)
    2 AB-205/212
    4-5 AB-206
    2 A-109
    34 Mi-8 and Mi-17 (25 according to JCSS)
    35-50 Mi-2 (in storage, possibly withdrawn from service)

    Air defense systems are integrated by the Senezh control and monitoring system. According to CSIS, there are 3 anti-aircraft missile brigades, 5 anti-aircraft missile regiments. According to IISS - 4 S-200 brigades (in each 2 batteries of 6 launchers in each, 4 anti-aircraft artillery divisions and radars) and 5 air defense areas, which include 5-6 brigades with 18 launchers of S-75 in each, 2 -3 brigades with 12 launchers S-125 each and ~ 3 brigades with 20-24 launchers "Square" and "Wasp" in each. Most of the anti-aircraft artillery, MANPADS and light air defense systems are part of the ground forces.


    4-8 batteries (24-48 PU) S-200 "Angara" (SA-5 Gammon)
    15-18 batteries (90-108 PU) S-75 "Dvina" (SA-2 Guideline)
    10-12 batteries (up to 132 PU) S-125 Neva (SA-3 Goa)
    6 batteries (24 launchers) 2K12 "Square" air defense system (export version of "Cube" air defense system; SA-6 Gainful)
    20 (50 according to Jane's) PU 9K33 Osa SAM (SA-8 Gecko)
    24 launchers of the Krotal air defense system (according to Jane's 27 launchers and 9 radars)
    55 launchers (90 according to CSIS) 9K31 Strela-1 SAM (SA-9 Gaskin) and 9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher); according to Jane's 144 launcher Strela-1 and 60 launcher Sirela-10
    3,000 MANPADS 9K32 / 9K32M Strela-2 / 2M (SA-7 Grail), 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-14 Gremlin) and 9K310 Igla-1 (SA-16 Gimlet; according to JCSS - 400 SA- 7 and some SA-14)

    Anti-aircraft artillery - 600 guns (730 according to JCSS, including 290 in storage) plus ZPU

    90 57mm S-60
    50 40mm L-70 (in storage)
    240 self-propelled 30mm * 2 M-53/59 (in storage)
    250 23mm ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" (Gun Dish)
    244 23mm ZU-23-2 (144 in the Air Force, 100 in the ground forces)
    750 14.5mm ZPU-2
    400 14.5mm ZPU-4

    * by the comment "all old Soviet weapons" I meant fighters and air defense systems
  5. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 30 September 2011 21: 45 New
    Here is the information on the latest deliveries