Royal Malaysian Police Air Wing Unit

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Royal Malaysian Police Air Wing Unit
A Eurocopter Squirrel AS-355N owned by Royal Malaysian Police Air Wing Units.

The Royal Air Police Unit of Malaysia (Malay: Unit Udara PDRM (UUP)) is a special unit of Royal Malaysia Police. They look after national security by surveillance and patrol from the air and help other national security agencies.

History[edit]

Established in February 1978, when the cabinet gave approval to RMP to set up the unit. All RMP's aircraft property were registered under the control the civil registration. The unit formally established on 1 February 1979 and the title of the commander units at that time known as Air Wing Chief with turnover four units type aircraft Cessna 206 G. On 7 April 1980, UUP began the flight operation in Peninsula Malaysia.

Roles[edit]

A Pilatus PC-6 used by RMP Air Units to air patrol, surveillance and used by special force to specific training.

UUP's role is to make surveillance from the air on the east coast and hinterland checking for pirate activities, smuggling and others criminal activities. Other than that UUP is also responsible to answer help calls by other branches PDRM by observation through the air. This unit also responsible to carry out mercy flight and to ferry senior police officers. Currently, UUP owns 6 helicopters, 6 Caravan aircraft types, 5 Pilatus PC-6 aircraft type and 3 Cessna U20G aircraft type. Have a training centre in Ipoh, Perak and three operational bases. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Airbase, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching International Airport, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Sabah.

List of Air Wing Commanding Officer[edit]

List of Air Wing Commanding Officer
Name of officer Date Duties
Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohd Noor Jamari 1 May 1978 – 16 June 1988 First Air Wing Commanding Officer
Deputy Superintendent of Police Larry Chung Yun Joo 17 June 1988 – 28 May 1990 replaced DSP. Mohd Noor
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ali Hanafiah Hashim 29 May 1990 – 15 March 1995 -
Assistant Commissioner of Police Syed Hussein Syed Mohd 16 March 1995 – 5 July 2002 -
Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Rahman Hashim 6 July 2002 – 2007
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Dato' Chuah Ghee Lye 2007 – 31 December 2010 Currently Chief Police Officer of Malacca
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Kamarulzaman Bin Md Jan 1 January 2011 – present

Aircraft[edit]

Aircraft used by UUP consist of:-

Aircraft Type Versions In service Notes
Cessna 206 civil transport aircraft 206G 3 discontinued
Cessna 208 civil transport aircraft 208 Caravan 1 6 -
Pilatus Porter PC-6 civil transport aircraft - 5 -
E-Squirrel AS-355 F2/AS-355N2 Police helicopter AS-355 F2
AS-355N2
6 -