Malaysian AEW Requirement




Malaysia has invited companies to discuss its long-standing airborne early warning requirement but budget restraints makes a decision on the AWE system unlikely before at least 2012. The Royal Malaysian Air Force is likely to request eight AEW aircraft in the 2011-15 budget.Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the Saab 2000 equipped with Sweden’s Erieye radar are the main contenders for Malaysian AEW aircraft. An Erieye equipped Embraer EMB-145 proposal appears to have been dropped from...
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