The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is set to receive its third Airbus A400M aircraft by mid-month.
RMAF Chief, General Tan Sri Roslan Saad said the aircraft would utiltise the state of the art technology.
“The aircraft (A400M) is capable of fulfilling the transportation needs of the RMAF to strengthen the country’s air defence system.
The A400M is an all-new military airlifter designed to meet the needs of the world’s Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Thanks to its advanced technologies, it is able to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high manoeuvrability, excellent low speed handling , and the abilty to use short and unpaved runways.
It combines both tactical and strategic/logistic missions. With its cargo hold specifically designed to carry the outsize equipment needed today for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, it can bring this material quickly and directly to where it is most needed.
Conceived to be highly reliable, dependable, and survivable, the multipurpose A400M can do more with less, implying smaller fleets and less investment from the operator. The A400M is the most cost efficient and versatile airlifter ever conceived and absolutely unique in its capabilities.