1. Malaysian air force jet loses contact

Malaysian air force jet loses contact

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday said that it has lost contact with one of its fighter jet, the media reported.

By: | Published: June 15, 2017 12:42 PM
Royal Malaysian Air Force, RMAF, Fighter jet, Hawk100, Sky Guardian Radar, Kuantan air force The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday said that it has lost contact with one of its fighter jet, the media reported. (Image: Reuters)

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday said that it has lost contact with one of its fighter jet, the media reported. In a statement, the RMAF said the plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 a.m., and lost contact half an hour, reports The Star daily. A search and rescue operation is currently underway. The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on-throttle-and-stick. The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.

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