Malaysia can build its own fighter jets by 2030, says Mat Sabu


Looi Sue-Chern

Mohamed Sabu says it is not economical to build fighter jets in small numbers. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 16, 2018.

MALAYSIA is capable of building its own fighter jets by 2030, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said, but the problem is money.

Responding to questions in the Dewan Rakyat on the self-reliance of the local defence industry, he said universities and researchers had stated that Malaysia would be capable of building its own fighter jets in 12 years.


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  • MUST BE JOKING. WHEN DID MALAYSIA HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD OWN FIGHTER JETS. IF CAN FLY AND ALSO EASILY SHOT DOWN BY ENEMY.DAY DREAMING.

    Posted 1 year ago by CHEE Meng Ng

  • To be fair, what Mat Sabu said might be true. We have the capabilities to build guns, grenades, armaments, AV8s and the biggest of all, warships. So, building a fighter jets for our country is not impossible. But, the problem is money. And maybe workforces. Money is the biggest problem while for workforce, well, building something as complicated as fighter jets, many Malaysians would want to work with this type of company with their high salaries. Mat Sabu also said its from Malaysian uni's investigation, so it may be possible. Lets just hope that we become the Asian Tiger, then that dream won't be a dream, but a goal.

    Posted 1 year ago by Izzat Mirza

  • what about visiting the nearest star system? alpha centauri, can ph do anything about it? what if earth is destroyed? malaysian would need another place to live.

    Posted 1 year ago by CHIEW LEEYIH