Malaysia Considers Surplus Japanese Orions

Credit: P-3C: Lockheed Martin
KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia will probably accept an offer from Japan for surplus P-3C Orion maritime patrollers if it can persuade Tokyo to pay for refurbishment. The offer of at least four Orions built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries is tempting. But Malaysia does not want to use its constrained military...
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.

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