Malaysia weighs Boeing, Sukhoi bids for next fighter deal




 
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December 10th, 2007  
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Topic: Malaysia weighs Boeing, Sukhoi bids for next fighter deal


* I think Sukhoi will win

Malaysia weighs Boeing, Sukhoi bids for next fighter deal
By Siva Govindasamy

Malaysia is expected to choose between a second batch of Sukhoi Su-30MKMs or Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for its next fighter purchase, with industry sources saying both types have their supporters within the nation's defence establishment. The procurement process is unlikely to begin until the Malaysian government has called a general election, scheduled for 2009 but widely expected next year. A decision on new fighters must be made around the end of 2008 in order to secure funding during Kuala Lumpur's 2011-15 five-year plan, with deliveries expected from 2011.

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