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List of aircraft of the Malaysian Armed Forces

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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 Malaysian F/A-18 during a national day flypast
A Malaysian Hawk 200
A Malaysian Airbus A400M on takeoff
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Sukhoi Su-30 Russia multirole Su-30MKM 18[1]
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18D 8[1]
BAE Hawk United Kingdom light attack Hawk 208 13[1]
Maritime Patrol
Super King Air United States maritime patrol 200 3[1]
Tanker
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refuelling KC-130H 4[1]
Transport
Boeing 737 United States VIP transport 1[2][3]
Airbus A319 Germany VIP transport 1[2][4]
Dassault Falcon 900 France VIP transport 1[2][5]
Bombardier Global Express Canada VIP transport 1[2][6]
CASA CN-235 Spain utility transport 7[1][7]
Airbus A400M Spain transport / aerial refueling 4[1]
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130H 10[1][8] one used from maritime patrol
Helicopters
Sikorsky S-70 United States VIP / utility 4[1]
Eurocopter EC725 France SAR / utility 12[1]
Trainer Aircraft
BAE Hawk United Kingdom primary trainer Hawk 108 5[1]
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy jet trainer 7[1]
Pilatus PC-7 Switzerland trainer PC-7 MkII 21[1]
SME Aero Tiga Switzerland
Malaysia
trainer 20[9]
Super King Air United States multi engine trainer 350 2[1]
Eurocopter EC120 France rotorcraft trainer 5[1]
UAV
CTRM Aludra Malaysia surveillance Aludra Mk 1 3[10][11]
CTRM Eagle 150 Australia/Malaysia surveillance Eagle ARV 3[12]

Malaysian Army Aviation

A S-61A-4 Nuri transferred from the Royal Malaysian Air Force
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
MD530 United States Light attack MD530G 6 on order.[13]
AgustaWestland AW109 Italy Armed scout A109LUH 10[14] Armed with 20mm guns and rockets.[15][16]
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King United States Utility S-61A-4 Nuri 14[13][14] Transferred from Royal Malaysian Air Force. Armed with 12.7 HMG.
UAV
CTRM Aludra Malaysia Surveillance Aludra Mk 1 unknown [17][18][19]
Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Austria Surveillance unknown [20]

Royal Malaysian Navy

A Super Lynx 300 ASW helicopter
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
Westland Lynx United Kingdom ASW / SAR Mk 300 6[14] Armed with either the 4 Sea Skua missile or 2 A244 torpedoes.
Eurocopter Fennec France Surveillance / Utility AS555SN 6[14]
UAV
Scan Eagle United States Surveillance 12[13]

Retired aircraft

TA-4PTM Skyhawk in flight
A RF-5E of the Royal Malaysian Air Force
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer at Labuan
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
MiG-29 Russia Multirole 16[21] In reserved.
A-4 Skyhawk United States Attack A-4 PTM 37[22] Retired from service.
Northrop F-5 United States Fighter F-5E 14[22] Retired from service.
CAC Sabre United States / Australia Fighter 18[23] Retired from service.
Canadair CT-114 Tutor Canada COIN CL-41G Tebuan 20[24] Retired from service.
Transport
Cessna 310 United States Light utility 3[22] Retired from service.
British Aerospace 125[25] United Kingdom VIP 1 Retired from service.
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer United Kingdom Utility 15 Retired from service.
Scottish Aviation Pioneer United Kingdom Utility 9 Retired from service.
Grumman HU-16 Albatross United States SAR / Utility 2[22] Amphibious aircraft. Retired from service.
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Canada Utility / Transport 11[22] Retired from service.
Handley Page Dart Herald United Kingdom Utility Series 400 8 Retired from service.
de Havilland Dove United Kingdom Utility 5 Retired from service.
de Havilland Heron United Kingdom Utility unknown Retired from service.
Helicopters
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King United States SAR / Utility S-61A4 Nuri 15[26][27] Retired from service.
Bell 47 United States Utility / Training 47G 5[22] Retired from service.
Alouette III France Liaison SA 319 24[22] Retired from service.
Westland Wasp United Kingdom ASW / SAR HAS. 1 6[22] Flew with the Royal Malaysian Navy. Retired from service.
Eurocopter AS332 France Transport / VIP AS332L 1[22] Retired from service.
Trainer Aircraft
Bulldog T1 United Kingdom Basic trainer 102 11[22] Retired from service.
Aermacchi MB-339 Italy Jet trainer 11[22] Retired from service.
Percival Provost United Kingdom Basic trainer T.51 unknown Retired from service.

See also

References

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