Budget Crunch Contributes To Low Malaysia Su-30 Availability

KUALA LUMPUR—Inadequate funding is exacerbating the low serviceability of the Sukhoi Su-30MKM of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), the head of the service said, calling for a bigger budget. Only four of 18 Su-30MKMs are operational, Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu told parliament. RMAF chief Gen...
Marhalim Abas

Marhalim Abas, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, covers Southeast Asian defense. He has worked as a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia defense and security since 1994, initially with the New Straits Times newspaper.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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