KUALA LUMPUR: Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Weststar Defence Industries, has teamed up with Italian-based Finmeccanica’s helicopter division.
The agreement is for the promotion, marketing and distribution of Finmeccanica’s AW159 naval helicopters to the Malaysian government.
The agreement was signed at the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference 2016 by Weststar group managing director Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim and Finmeccanica Helicopter Division vice-president Asia Pacific Andrew G. Symonds.
Witnessed by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, the partnership is set out to fulfill the requirements of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare.
Syed Azman said the aviation industry was revitalised with new generation helicopters that came equipped with better and sophisticated technology.
“Our helicopter services arm Weststar Aviation Services has largely benefited from operating a modern fleet of aircraft.
“The depth of our helicopter fleet is made up of modern Finmeccanica AW139 and AW189 helicopters,” he added.
He said Weststar currently operated the largest fleet of Finmeccanica’s AW139 new generation helicopters in South-East Asia. – Bernama