Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri told the Dewan Negara on Thursday that the acquisition is registered as a project under the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (RMK11) that will come. He said the government was well aware of the challenges that must be taken to ensure safety in the East Coast of Sabah including in ESSZone always protected .
"This is due to geographical factors which covers 10 districts along the east coast from Kudat to Tawau, which includes the beaches along the 1,733 kilometer (km) involving 361 islands and cays covering an area of 31.158 square km that covers 42 percent of the area of the state. " Based on these factors, the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) indeed recognizes the ability of helicopter gunships in effectively carrying out operations in the area, "he said. Abdul Rahim was replying to a question from Senator Datuk Jamie Solomon asked whether the Ministry of Defense plans to buy fighter helicopters in time Nearby, on a question and answer session.
In addition, he said that as a first step, the Cabinet meeting on 3 Dec decide turnover 'Gatling Gun' to complete the ATM helicopter armament in the East Coast, especially in Eastern Sabah Security Command (Tescom). " Further, the Malaysian Army in the process of acquisition of 10 adjustable weapons systems Gatling Gun Weapon Mounting 134d with Hybrid System to be installed on the aircraft Agusta A109 LOH, "he said.
Dillon M134D Gatling Gun on UHMNT Series Huey Mount.