Brunei's air force could be poised to select Lockheed Martin's C-130J to meet a requirement for up to four maritime patrol aircraft, having last week conducted a flight demonstration of the type. The country has previously received offers to supply aircraft ranging in size from the Raytheon Beechcraft King Air, but industry sources say a larger aircraft is now favoured to support additional missions, such as disaster relief.

AUS Air Force C-130Jvisited Brunei after taking part in the Aero India air show in Bangalore and conducting flight demonstrations in New Delhi, and at several Indian air force bases in mid-February. Other aircraft under consideration for the maritime patrol requirement include the ATR 42, Bombardier Dash 8, EADS Casa CN-235 and C-295, Raytheon Beech 1900D and Saab 2000.

Source: Flight International