The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base here has received four Eurocopter EC725 helicopters to replace the Nuri helicopters which had been in operation since 1968.
Air force chief Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud said the assets were four of 12 helicopters costing more than RM1.6 billion, that were secured by the RMAF to replace its 28 Nuri helicopter units.
Rodzali said acquiring a modern and high tech aircraft such as the EC725 was in the RMAF Plan to enhance its strength.
He said the other eight EC725 helicopters had been handed over to the RMAF base in Kuantan. (BERNAMA)