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This list identifies the military aircraft which are currently being operated or have formerly been operated by the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Royal Malaysian Air Force

Aircraft Photo Role Versions Inventory[1] Notes
Combat Aircraft Total - 62
Sukhoi Su-30MKM SU-30MKM(2009).jpg Multirole Aircraft Su-30MKM 18 An advanced version of all Su-30 family and highly specialised version for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.[2][3]
Mikoyan MiG-29 Mikoyan mig29.jpg Air superiority fighter, Interceptor aircraft MiG-29N 10[4][5] Only 10 out of 18 [6] airworthy due to lack of spare parts. Will be retired in 2015. The replacement for MiG-29 is currently narrowed down to 4 types of aircraft (Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Saab JAS 39 Gripen)[7][8][9]
Boeing F/A-18 Hornet USMC FA-18 Hornet.JPEG All weather multi-role fighter F/A-18D 8 Capable of, and intended for multirole missions at sea and maritime interdiction. Operable at night/in all weather.
BAE Hawk Bae hawk t1 xx245 inflight arp.jpg Light attack aircraft Mk.208 13[4] Being used as a fighter-bomber. Provides support for MIG-29 and SU-30 MKM.
Northrop F-5 Tiger II Chile Air Force Northrop F-5E Tigre III Lofting-1.jpg Reconnaissance F-5E
13[4] Active Reserve Interceptor/Reconnaissance
Transport Aircraft/Aerial refueling/Patrol Total - 41
Airbus A400M A400M.jpg Military transport A400M 0 4 on order. Will receive first batch in 2015.[10]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules RMAF Hercules MRD.jpg Tactical transport
Maritime patrol
Aerial refueling
Tactical airlift, maritime patrol and aerial refueling. C-130MP is can be reconfigured into tactical airlift.
CASA CN-235 RMAF-CN295-M44-03-01.jpg VIP transport
Light military transport
Military transport for army airborne (PAC) and humanitarian uses.
Beechcraft Super King Air Beechcraft b200 superkingair zk453 arp.jpg Maritime patrol aircraft B200T 4[4] Equipped with tactical command system, one master search radar and one forward looking infrared system.
Cessna 402 Cessna402C-FFAP02.jpg Light transport aircraft 402B 10[4]
Boeing Business Jet Royal Malaysian Air Force Boeing 737-700BBJ PER Monty.jpg VIP transport BBJ1(737-700) 1 Used for the Prime Minister and/or Deputy Prime Minister.
Bombardier Global Express RMAF Global Express MRD.jpg VIP transport BD700 1 -
Airbus 319 File:CGI Airbus A320neo.png VIP transport - 1 PMB/RMAF
Dassault Falcon 900 RMAF Falcon 900 MRD.jpg VIP transport 900B 1 -
Fokker F28 Fellowship RMAF Fokker F28 MRD.jpg VIP transport F28-1000 1 ( stored )
Trainer Aircraft Total - 100
Aermacchi MB-339 MB-339CD.jpg Training aircraft MB-339AM
8 6 lost in accident. Replaced by MB-339CM.
MD3-160 Aerotiga RMAF SME MD3-160 MRD.jpg Training aircraft Unknown 20
BAE Hawk BAeSystemsHawk102D.jpg Training aircraft Mk.108 6[4]
Mikoyan MiG-29 Mig-29 on landing.jpg Training aircraft MiG-29NUB 2
Northrop F-5 Tiger II ROCAF F-5F Quarter View in Songshan Air Force Base 20110813.jpg Operational conversion unit F-5F 4
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer RMAF PC-7 MRD.jpg Training aircraft PC-7
PC-7 Mk II
Aérospatiale Alouette III RMAF Sud SE-3160 Alouette III MRD.jpg Training helicopter SA-316B/SA-319B 13 Total of 26 received (not including 7× SA-316Bs transferred from Republic of Singapore Air Force in 1978/9), 10 transferred to Malaysian Army Aviation and 20 involved in crash and emergency landing in various incident.
UAV Total - 9
CTRM Eagle ARV APFTEAPA.JPG Reconnaissance
3 Reconnaissance UAV
ScanEagle ScanEagle UAV catapult launcher 2005-04-16.jpg Reconnaissance
2 Coastal surveillance
Yabhon Aludra Reconnaissance
4 Coastal surveillance
Helicopter and Non Fixed wing Aircraft Total - 49
Mil Mi-17 KazakhstanMi-8MT2000(DF-SD-01-06442).jpg Transport helicopter Standard 2[11]
Agusta A109 Agusta-A109-001.jpg Multipurpose A109C 1 Stored to be reverse engineered.
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King SH3H HS15 CVW15 1995.JPEG VIP transport AS-61N1 2 VIP transport.
Eurocopter EC 725 Caracal2552.jpg Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Super Cougar / Caracal 12 4 of 12 delivered. More orders to come to replace the aging fleet of S61A-4 Nuri.[12][13][14]
Sikorsky S-61 Sea King 050625-Kiel-x81-600.jpg Transport (Multipurpose) S61A-4 Nuri 30 Multipurpose transport. Utility helicopter- Carrying troops, supplies, rations & humanitarian aid. To be upgraded[15] with new engine, gearbox and rotor blade.
Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk Firehawk-s70c-N2FH-070919-fox-01cr-16.jpg VIP transport S-70 2 VIP transport.

Malaysian Army Aviation

Aircraft Photo Role Versions Inventory Notes
Agusta A109 Malaysian Army Agusta A-109E LUH Vabre.jpg Multi-purpose helicopter A109LOH[16] 11 Used for observation. A109LOH version armed with 20mm gun and/or rockets for area suppression missions[17]

Royal Malaysian Navy

Aircraft Photo Role Versions Inventory Notes
Eurocopter Fennec Fennec3H131COAN.jpg Surface Surveillance (AS555) 6
Westland Lynx Royal Navy Lynx 318.jpg Anti-Surface Warfare Super Lynx Mk.100 6 It is equipped with the MBDA Sea Skua antiship missile.

Former aircraft

Type Variant Description
Bell 47 Bell 47G Light observation helicopter
Canadair CL-41 Tutor CL-41G Tebuan Light Strike
CAC Sabre Sabre Mk. 32 Fighter - ex-RAAF aircraft delivered 1969 to 1972
De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou DHC-4A Medium Transport
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk A-4PTM and TA-4PTM Strike
Grumman HU-16 Albatross HU-16B Utility
Handley Page Dart Herald Transport
Hawker Siddeley HS125 VIP Transport
Percival Provost T51 Trainer
Scottish Aviation Bulldog Trainer
Scottish Aviation Pioneer Light transport
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer Light transport
Westland Wasp Naval helicopter
De Havilland Heron VIP Transport
De Havilland Dove VIP Transport



  1. Malaysian military aviation OrBat
  2. "Sukhoi, Malaysia Sign $100 Mln Deal on Fighters' Maintenance". March 28, 2013. 
  3. "Malaysia Invests In Sukhoi Fighter Readiness". June 28, 2013. 
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 "AMR Air Force Directory 2013". Asian Military Review.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Asian Military Review" defined multiple times with different content
  5. Defence ministry mulls RM30bil for new fighter jets
  6. Boeing, Eurofighter Hope To Nab Malaysia’s MRCA Contract
  7. "Malaysia wants to buy 18 fighter aircraft by 2015". March 29, 2013. 
  8. "Russia Offers Upgrade Package for RMAF's MiG-29Ns". June 21, 2013. 
  9. "Russia to Offer Post-Sales Services for Malaysia Jet Deal". July 12, 2013. 
  10. Malaysia to receive first A400M in January 2015
  11. "Order of Battle - Malaysia". 
  12. [1]
  13. "TUDM Perlu 27 Eurocopter EC725". December 20, 2012. 
  14. "EC-725 Akan Ditempatkan di Kuantan dan Sabah". January 2, 2013. 
  15. "No Plan To Dispose Of Nuri Helicopters - Armed Forces Chief". February 4, 2013. 

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