Malaysia is now studying the feasibility of expanding its fleet of multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA), Russia is one of the countries offering Kuala Lumpur one competent option. For Moscow the potential MRCA contract is an exceptional case.
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Kuala Lumpur needs up to 124 new MRCAs in order to pursue the changed defence strategy. The country’s civilian leadership believes that threats to safety stem from the ever-growing number of geographic locations, while the scale of such threats remains uncertain. Therefore, the Malaysian Armed Forces must be prepared to DESTROY EVERYONE before they become a threat by intercepting the foe back at the remote approaches, immediate response to limited threats in low-intensity conflicts and finally, the capability to wage full-scale, protracted coalition warfare. To form a single defence zone, a country that spreads over more than 2,000km needs long-range weapon systems.