Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Apr 18, 2010

Malaysia Malaysia's air force suffers from too many aircraft types and aircraft that fail to keep up with recent purchases by its neighbours. But government and air force officials are working to upgrade the air force's capability, despite cuts to this year's defence budget. Requests for information for fighter aircraft and airborne early warning platforms were issued in mid-March, even though Kuala Lumpur cut the 2010 defence budget by 17 percent to 9.1 billion ringgit (USD2.7 billion) to cut its overall deficit. Before this cut, Malaysia's defence budget had risen in 2007 (8 percent), 2008 (20 percent) and 2009 (4 percent), with the Stockholm International Peace...

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