Nuevo TUAV para Malasia

MAF Looking For New TUAV

Nyamok 2.0 UAV (photo : MMP)

For nearly a decade, the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has successfully operated a mix of locally developed CTRM/UST Aludra Mk I/II and Boeing/I situ ScanEagle Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) out of unspecified location in Kudat, Sabah.

Both UAVs were launched, retrieved and maintained by CTRM under Contractor Owned, Government Operate arrangement but was flown on station by UAV operators from UAV Troop under the triservice Joint Task Force 2 Command (Markas Angkatan Tugas Bersama 2 – Mk ATB 2) operating at Kukusan Camp.

Recently, the two contracts now under the charged of DEFTECH, which acquires both CTRM and UST have lapsed resulting a new search for TUAV. (here)

As interim measure, two Schiebel S-100 Camcopter Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) UAV formerly operated by Petronas but now under the control of Defence Intelligence Staff Division (Bahagian Staf Perisikan Pertahanan – BSPP) were deployed to Kukusan Camp.

Unlike the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV which gained much attention ever since such plan was first mooted by the Air Force following 2017’s edition of the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) show, the TUAV program seems to be out of the limelight.

Having said that unbeknownst to many, there are currently two types of locally developed TUAV which could vie for the contract.

DEFTECH has recently unveils its collaborative effort with Malaysia Technology Universiti (UTM) to further improved the performance of blended wing body, UST/UTM Camar TUAV during Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

Despite its sophisticated design, there is still a lot of developmental works that need to be done before it could be fully ready for offering to the MAF for the latter’s TUAV program.

While LIMA 2019 was dominated by MALE UAV from Turkey, China and the …read more

Source:: FDRA Defensa Republica Argentina

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