By tottis from Panggilan Pertiwi
edited: thanks to Rabun im adding the kabin!
THE government is still considering replacing the Nuri helicopters, the house was told yesterday. It had not decided on acquiring replacement for the ageing helicopters due to the current economic situation, said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad. "We are still going over a few aspects to ensure that when the purchase is made, it will be worth it, especially since the helicopters are required to be equipped with search-and-rescue capabilities," he said when replying to Nizar Zakaria (BN-Parit) who wanted to know the status of the Nuri helicopters.
For the time being the government will upgrade the Nuri to a new airframe. With the help with the Russian, Malaysia are upgrading the Nuri to become a supersonic troop transport. The first prototype are already pass the flight trial and the whole Nuri Fleet are scheduled for the Upgrade.