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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Malaysia Seeking Replacements for S-61s

Malaysia is preparing to issue an international tender to replace its air force’s fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft S-61 Sea Kings, according to the Malaysian National News Agency. The aircraft are known locally as Nuris. Government officials expect the replacement process to take three years; it is dependent on the number of aircraft needed. The effort was stepped up after a crash in July that killed six people. It was the 18th incident involving Malaysian S-61s since 1969. The air force still flies 30 Nuris. For related news

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