Leonardo offers M-346FA to Malaysia

Leonardo offers M-346FA Malaysia
Leonardo offers M-346FA to Malaysia.

Leonardo SpA offered its M-346FA light fighter to Malaysia to meet the requirement issued by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in accordance with the modernization program called "Capability 55" (CAP55). The CAP55 provides a combat force set on 2 squadrons equipped with multi role combat aircraft (MRCA) and 3 squadrons equipped with light combat aircraft (LCA) / advanced trainer jets.

A spokesperson for Leonardo told Jane's Defense Weekly that they recently received a request for information (RFI) from Malaysia and that the success of the deal will depend on the client's available funds. According to Jane's, the Malaysian government has allocated $ 300 million for a first batch of 12 aircraft.

The total contract could however include up to 36-40 aircraft. The main contenders of the Italian-made advanced trainer jet are the Korean KAI TA-50 and the Indian Tejas.

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Written by Matteo Sanzani

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