LIMA: Malaysian EC725 makes show debut

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Malaysia's first Eurocopter EC725 helicopter made a high-profile debut appearance at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition.


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The Royal Malaysian Air Force's first two examples performed a pass over the crowd during the opening ceremony for the 26-30 March show, with one of the aircraft then taking its place on the static display line.

Malaysia received its first two EC725s in December 2012, with a further 10 examples scheduled to be delivered by January 2014.

The EC725 has yet to attain initial operational capability with the air force, but will eventually serve in a range of roles, including utility and combat search and rescue.


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