Malaysia recently received the first four of the twelve Cougar EC725 transport helicopters ordered back in 2010. This is an 11 ton, European made, aircraft with a useful load of 5.5 tons, a top speed of 324 kilometers an hour and endurance of about five hours. The twelve EC725 cost nearly $50 million each and will replace 28 elderly S-61 Sea Kings. The Sea Kings are decades old and Malaysia has a hard time keeping in flying condition. There have been 15 accidents, killing 89 people, since the S-61s entered service in 1968.