Global Komited Sdn Bhd signed a teaming agreement with Finmeccanica for the promotion, marketing and distribution of AW159 naval helicopters to the Malaysian government at Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) 2016 on Wednesday.
This partnership sets out to fulfill Royal Malaysian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) requirements, leveraging on Global Komited’s capabilities and reputation regionally as a defense contracting and engineering company along with the AW159’s established credentials as the best medium ASW helicopter in the world.
In addition, the agreement includes a plan for Global Komited, a subsidiary of Weststar Defence Industries, to lead on the upgrade of current Super Lynx 300 fleet in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy.
The Weststar Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Dr. Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim said, “We are focusing our expansion in this exciting and fast-growing segment. Propelled by rapid growth, the aviation industry is revitalized with new generation helicopters that come equipped with better and sophisticated technology.”
“Currently, we operate the largest fleet of Finmeccanica’s AW139 new generation helicopters in South East Asia. Therefore, banking on our experience, this will ensure MINDEF’s return on assets and continue our long-standing partnership with Finmeccanica Helicopter Division,” emphasized Tan Sri Dr. Syed Azman.