Malaysia appears to be finally making serious moves toward fulfilling a long-standing requirement for maritime patrol aircraft, shifting oversight of three potential orders to the high-level National Security Council. Two of the orders—one for manned and one for unmanned aircraft—would equip the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) under a program called Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), say industry sources. The other, under the heading Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA), would ...

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