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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Lima 2017: Malaysia officially receives its latest RMAF A400M aircraft
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LANGKAWI: The fourth and final Airbus A400M military aircraft was officially delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) by Airbus Wednesday.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein took delivery of the A400M from Head of Military, Airbus Defence and Space Fernando Alonso on the sideline of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2017 (Lima 2017) exhibition here.
Also present at the ceremony was Air Force chief Jen Datuk Seri Affendi Buang.
According to Affendi, the A400M fleet ensures that the RMAF is well placed to respond to, and undertake a wide range of military and humanitarian operations within Malaysia and in the Asean region.
"We are very proud to take this delivery of our fourth A400M, which is equipped with the latest tactical capabilities," he said.
The first RMAF's A400M was delivered to Malaysia in 2015 and had performed a special fly-past at the opening ceremony of LIMA'15.
LIMA '17 is the 14th edition since its inauguration in 1991.
It has gathered 520 companies from 35 countries representing more than 55 per cent of the world's top 100 maritime and aerospace companies.
More than 300 defence and security delegations, 55 visiting warships and boats, and 106 aircraft were at the event.