The Malaysian government has announced the initial order of 10 Mi-17 Hip helicopter to replace the fleet of some 35 S-61A Sea King. An order for 16-24 Sukhoi
Su-30MKM Flanker is expected shortly. The Su-30MKM for Malaysia will feature a more powerful engines, thrust vectoring nozels, canard foreplane, and a redesigned cockpit featuring LCDs.
With the orders for Su-30s expected does anyone have a clue as to what would be the fate for RMAFs F/A-18D ? The only production model of the Hornet is the 'E' and 'F' model and so could it mean that RMAF will order the Super Hornet's and trade in the 'D' models or sell off the 'D' models altogether and concentrate on the Su-30MKM and MiG-29N?