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List of aircraft of the Malaysian Armed Forces

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Crest of the Malaysian Armed Forces

This list identifies the military aircraft which are currently being operated or have formerly been operated by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Current aircraft

Royal Malaysian Air Force

A Malaysian Su-30MKM
A F/A-18 Hornet
A Malaysian CN-235 flies over RIAT 2006
A British Aerospace Hawk 200
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
MiG-29 Russia multirole 10[1]
BAE Hawk United Kingdom light attack Hawk 208 13[1]
Sukhoi Su-30 Russia multirole Su-30MKM 18[1]
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18D 8[1]
Maritime Patrol
Super King Air United States maritime patrol 200 3[1][2]
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refuelling KC-130H 4[1]
CASA CN-235 Spain utility transport 7[1][3]
Airbus A400M France / Spain transport 4[4]
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130H 10[1]
Sikorsky S-70 United States VIP / utility 2[1][5]
Sikorsky S-61 United States SAR / utility 15[1] Will be upgrade[6][7]
Eurocopter EC 725 France SAR / utility 12[1]
Aérospatiale Alouette II France light utility 15[1]
Trainer Aircraft
BAE Hawk United Kingdom primary trainer Hawk 108 5[1][8]
Pilatus PC-7 Switzerland trainer PC-7 MkII 53[1]
Super King Air United States multi engine trainer 350 2[1]
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy jet trainer 7[1]
Eurocopter EC120 France light trainer 5[1]
CTRM Aludra Malaysia surveillance MK 1 3[9][10]
ScanEagle United States surveillance 2[11]
CTRM Eagle ARV Australia/Malaysia surveillance 1[11] developed from the Eagle 150 aircraft
Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Austria surveillance unknown[12] Transferred from Petronas[13]

Malaysian Army Aviation

A S-61 transferred from the Air Force
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
MD500 Defender United States light attack MD 530G 6 on order[1]
AgustaWestland AW109 Italy armed scout 109LOH 10[1] armed with 20mm guns and rockets[14][15]
SH-3 Sea King United States utility / transport S-61A-4 Nuri 12[1] transferred from Air Force

Royal Malaysian Navy

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Westland Lynx United Kingdom ASW / SAR Mk 300 6[1] armed with either the 4 Sea Skua missile or 2 Mark 46 torpedos
Eurocopter Fennec France surveillance 6[1]

Retired aircraft

TA-4PTM Skyhawk in flight
A RF-5E of the Malaysian Air Force
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
A-4 Skyhawk United States attack A-4 PTM 37[16] retired from service
Northrop F-5 United States fighter F-5E 14[16] retired from service
Cessna 310 United States light utility 3[16] retired from service
Grumman HU-16 Albatross United States SAR / utility 2[16] amphibious aircraft - retired from service
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Canada utility / transport 11[16] retired from service
Bell 47 United States utility / training 47G 5[16] retired from service
Alouette III France liaison SA 319 24[16] retired from service
Westland Wasp United Kingdom ASW / SAR HAS. 1 6[16] flew with the Malaysian Navy - retired from service
Eurocopter AS332 France transport / VIP AS332L 1[16] retired from service
Trainer Aircraft
Bulldog T1 United Kingdom basic trainer 102 11[16] retired from service
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy jet trainer 11[16] retired from service


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "World Air Forces 2017". Flightglobal Insight. 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "1 killed, 3 injured in Malaysian military plane crash at Butterworth base". Bernama. Channel NewsAsia. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Fourth and Final A400M Delivered to Malaysia". Airheads Fly. 9 March 2017. Archived from the original on 10 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
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  7. ^ "Malaysia's Eurocopter selection kicks up dirt". Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Malaysia Air Force says crew of missing fighter jet killed in crash". Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
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  11. ^ a b SIPRI
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  14. ^ "Arms Transfers". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "World Air Forces 1990 pg 60". Flightglobal Insight. 1990. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 

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