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July 25, 2011

RMAF Explores Eurofighter Typhoon as MiG-29 Replacement

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) may get the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) as a replacement for the ten MiG-29 aircraft that have completed their service period. Malaysian Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government was evaluating th

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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) may get the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) as a replacement for the ten MiG-29 aircraft that have completed their service period.

Malaysian Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government was evaluating the MRCA fighter jet for its capabilities and specifications.

Bernama also quoted the defence minister as saying, “The Eurofighter is admittedly the best fighter jet and as it is expensive, we need to evaluate in detail.”

The RMAF is also assessing the Sukhoi Su-35, FA-18 Super Hornet and JAS Gripen for the proposed replacement.

The Eurofighter Typhoon MRCA fighter will cost Malaysia RM3bn ($1bn) each.

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