KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — The Malaysian Army (TDM) will take delivery of six MD-530G helicopters worth RM321.9 million in August, said Army Chief General Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain.
He said the McDonnell Douglas helicopters are still in Arizona, USA while all the agreements and certifications including the memorandum of understanding (MOU) have been approved.
“These MD-530G helicopters have undergone the flight test requirements and I was there (Arizona) to see to the validation testing. After all is clear the six helicopters will arrive in Malaysia this August.
“I will be going to Arizona again for the next phase which is the pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and subsequently training will be conducted,” he said in an exclusive interview in conjunction with the 88th Army Day celebration at Perdana Sungai Besi Camp here today.
Zamrose said the assets would have a marked effect on military operations.