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Royal Malaysian Air Force

Royal Malaysian Air Force ICOA Code: RMF, is based in Malaysia.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force, RMAF (in Malay: Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia - TUDM), was formed in 1958 as the Royal Federation of Malaya Air Force. Its roots can be traced back to the Malayan Auxiliary Air Force formations of the British Royal Air Force in then colonial British Malaya.

The first fighter jet was the Canadian-built Canadair CL-41G Tebuan. These first batch of CL-41G formed the first fighter squadron in Malaysia, the No. 6 Squadron in 1967.

Canadair CL-41G Tebuan was in service from 1967 to 1986 as a jet striker aircraft as well as a jet trainer for the RMAF.

RMAF Trainer Aircraft:

10 x Diamond DA-40 Ab Initio Training (Privately Run)

Pulatibang 1 TUDM Alor Setar AB: RMAF No. 1 Flying Training Centre. AKA, RMAF Basic Flying School.
30 x Pilatus PC-7 Basic Turboprop Trainer in service since 1982.
9 x Pilatus PC-7 Mark II Armed Turboprop Trainer in service since 2007.

Pulatibang 2 FTC TUDM Alor Setar AB: RMAF No. 2 Flying Training Centre  Rotary Wings Course.
20 x SA-316 Alouette III (training + general purpose) Helicopter Trainer.

Pulatibang 3 FTC TUDM Kuantan AB: 8 x Aermacchi MB-339 CM Fighter Lead-In Trainer in service since 2009.
10 x BAE Hawk Mark 108 Advanced Jet Trainer in service since 1994.

RMAF Fighter Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-30; Boeing F/A-18 Hornet; Northrop F-5 Tiger II; Mikoyan MiG-29, Hawk Mark 208 (light attack aircraft).

RMAF Transporter Aircraft: Airbus 319; Airbus A400M; Beechcraft Super King Air; Boeing 737-700; Bombardier Global Express; CASA CN-235; Cessna 402; Dassault Falcon 900; Fokker F28 Fellowship; Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

RMAF Helicopter: Aerospatiale Alouette III; Agusta A109; Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King; Eurocopter EC 725; Mil Mi-171Sh; Sikorsky S-61 Sea King; Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk.

Retired RMAF Propeller-Driven Trainers:
18 x Hunting Percival Provost T1 Mark 51 (1961/1974).
6 x de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (1957~1963) handed down from Malayan Auxiliary AF.
15 x SAL Bulldog 102 (1971~1991).
10 x Cessna 172 (1983~1995).
20 x SME Aero Tiga (Daetwyler MD-3) Basic Trainer (1995 - 2004).

Retired RMAF Jet Trainers:
20 x Canadair CL-41G Tebuan (1967~1983).
13 x Aermacchi MB-339 AM Advanced Jet Trainer in service between 1983 and 2009.

Retired RMAF Helicopter Trainers:
9 x Bell 47G (1974~2001)

Royal Malaysian Air Force operates the following aircraft:

Updated On: 12.06.03

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