We lost a great ulama'. He dedicated his life for Islam. Allahyarham Nik Aziz is one of most influenced leader recognised globally.
Thanks for the kindness of Brunei to transfer S70A-33 Blackhawk to Malaysia Air Force. The 4 Blackhawk capable of carrying 11 troops or 9000lb of cargo or 6 stretchers. S70A can travel more than 500km in range.
Comparing to our existing EC725 can carry 28 troops up to 857km.
The best part about S70A Brunei is that they have M134 minigun. It is a type of gatling gun firing 7.62mm with the max range of 1000 meters.. but not sure if the minigun is part of the package.
The transfers ia expected by September 2015 as Brunei Air Force will receive their new S70i.
The Military is getting few more high capable asset and weapon for Sabah.
Latest one Brunei is going contribute the Blackhawk into Sabah military operating part of effort to maintain the peaceful and the confidence of the people. Last year we have seem how intruder or Philippines rebel who claim they are the presenatative of Sultan Sulu and would to claim back Sabah. The invasion did killed some life from both side. There is not such thing as Sultanete of Sulu, the heir was long time died. The only that left was the Sultanate of Brunei which was the real from back there until now.
I guess the Brunei worried the accident will disturb the existing peaceful which then will spread to their Kingdom. We hope it never come to such extend.
As for Malaysian Air Force they will equip their helicopters with gatling gun as a support to the cavalry. This is enhancement to the fire support. Maybe later new attack dedicated gunship will be procured such as T129 Mangusta... i hope soon.
Sabah is quite big, is impossible to monitor their whole coast. Navy will have their new remote base with more small fast ships coming as intercepter. Now the navy should consider lost duration flying drone with proper image camera.
Sabah is part of Malaysia and it should be that way. We should deploy more strategic asset to protect it sovereignty.