RMAF Arms the EC725s

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RMAF Arms the EC725s
Royal Malaysian Armed Forces (RMAF) is adding weapons capability to its fleet of Airbus EC 725AP (H225M) helicopters. The Malaysian Defence Ministry, on January 13 2022, issued a bid for tender for the purchase of 7.62mm machine guns for the EC 725 helicopters based at the Labuan (No 5 Squadron) and Kuantan (No 10 Squadron) airbases.

The ministry wants to purchase as Airbus has only certified the FN 7.62mm MAG with the light pintle system for use on the EC725/H225M or the FN M3M like those used on the Super Lynx, NH90 and AW139 helicopters.

Former Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein had previously attempted to arm the EC725s with 7.62mm miniguns, but it was never done as the EC725s were never certified for the type.

RMAF Arms the EC725s

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