The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has disclosed a line of aircraft types that the country is currently considering for its maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) requirements.
During his presentation at a maritime security conference in Singapore, the RMAF’s Head of Staff for Air Region 1 Headquarters, Brigadier General Yazid Bin Arshad, showed a title slide with images of four aircraft types. Aircraft types were Airbus CN295, the ATR 72MP, P-8 Poseidon, and the CN-235.
“Those are the four shortlisted, however the door is not closed yet,” said General Yazid, adding that the service is still open to proposals from other aircraft manufacturers that can fulfil its operational and budgetary requirements. However, for now the RMAF has formed a special team to further evaluate these four options, he added.
Picture : Turkish Navy ATR 72 MPA