great photos, can someone tell me who makes Malaysian heavy military equipment? It looks unique.
Malaysian military are particularly unique in my opinion. Their recent foreign military hardware acquisition had always been modified to the edge. Where budget restriction always hinders them from acquiring them in large quantities.
BAE Hawk 200 - Air interdiction and ground strike capabilities, long range deployment - these baby were originally an advanced jet trainer
Pt-91m tank - New engine, fire control system, slovak gun and comm system
Su-30 mkm - French, South African and Russian combination of avionics and warning sensors
Aside from the usual removal of israeli hardware, these mods slaps a hefty price tags on 'em. Anyone care to explain?
BUKIT TIOMAN DARAT, Malaysia (July 15, 2008) Malaysian Army Rangers and U.S. Marines from Combat Assault Co., 3rd Marine Regiment, wade ashore from Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1634 during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 amphibious assault exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 14, 2008) U.S. and Malaysian ships maneuver during a drone exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)
Sources : http://www.clwp.navy.mil/CARAT_2008/main.HTML
i think this have been discussed before somewhere..... most american aircraft have this...for emergency landing.
pic of PT91M arriving at Port Klang
Despite heavy snowstorms in Gdansk and despite Easter Holidays, the military equipments, consisting of 7 MBTs, ammunitions and machine guns, were loaded without delay onto chartered vessel’s lower deck at Gdansk en route for a 35-days journey to Port Klang via Suez Canal.