Selasa, 2 Februari 2010

TWO MORE JET ENGINE 'LOST'..?


Two more RMAF jet engines 'lost'

PETALING JAYA: Two more fighter jet engines were "lost" by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in 2007, apart from the two F5 engines that were stolen from its Sungai Besi air base.

The other two engines "lost" belonged to a newly-delivered Sukhoi Su-30MKM Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA). The aircraft suffered "foreign object damage" (FOD), as it goes in air force lingo, after its engines sucked in stones and other objects as it landed in June 2007.

Sources said the two NPO Saturn AL-31FP engines were scrapped after suffering "catastrophic damage" when the brand-new Sukhoi jet landed on the runway at the Gong Kedak air base in Kedah.

However, RMAF chief Datuk Seri Rodzali Daud told The Malay Mail at Parliament recently that the engines were not scrapped but sent for repair.

He declined to elaborate, but did say that FOD was a normal occurrence in fighter jet operations. If the engines could be repaired, they would have been sent back to the Russian manufacturer, NPO Saturn.

Although the Sukhoi planes were equipped with titanium mesh doors that swing down over the air intake to protect the engines from FOD, the feature only worked during take-off and slow taxiing, not during landing.

Local defence industry sources who confirmed that the damaged engines were "lost" said it was difficult to estimate the cost of a brand new AL-31FP engine. The Sukhois cost the country RM155 million each and the government purchased 18 Su-30MKM from Russia in May 2003 at a cost of RM3.42 billion.

The Malay Mail learnt that the aircraft in the FOD incident was not grounded for long as the RMAF, as with other air forces, had procured spare engines for its Sukhoi fleet.

The sources said the Sukhoi was one of five fighter jets delivered in batches from May 2007.

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KOMENTAR:
WAHH..BERITA SEBEGINI PASTI DI TUNGGU-TUNGGUKAN OLEH PUAK BLOGGOK DAN NGOK hamPAS DIMANIPULASI DAN DISENSASIKAN.

BLOGGOK-BLOGGOK DAN NGOK-NGOK HAPRAK NI ‘LOST’ DENGAN ‘MISSING’ PUN TENTU TAK DAPAT NAK BEZAKAN.

LAGI SATU KENA FAHAM BETUL-BETUL APA YANG DIMADSUD DENGAN ‘LOST ‘ DI SINI. JANGAN PULA DI RUJUK KAMUS OXFORD ATAU KAMUS BRITANIA. KENA RUJUK KAMUS TEKNIKAL PESAWAT KALAU NAK TAHU MADSUD PERKATAAN ‘LOST’

TAPI DALAM HAL INJIN NI..IANYA MUNGKIN BOLEH DIPERBAIKI JIKA DI RUJUK KENYATAAN NI.

However, RMAF chief Datuk Seri Rodzali Daud told The Malay Mail at Parliament recently that the engines were not scrapped but sent for repair.

DAN MENURUTNYA LAGI FOD ADALAH PERKARA BIASA DALAM OPERASI PESAWAT PEJUANG.

He declined to elaborate, but did say that FOD was a normal occurrence in fighter jet operations.

BLOGGOK-BLOGGOK DAN NGOK-NGOK NI BUKAN BOLEH KIRA, TAYAR MOTOR PANCIT PUN DISEPIN-SEPINKAN ...UMNO JUGA NAMPAK SALAH.

2 Comments:

ISAC said...

Salam Abg Tuah, tapi perlu gak check betul2...Manalah tahu betul-betul "hilang"....:)

Awanama said...

lepas ni plak Malaya pulak hilang...ha.ha..ha...parah betul UMNO/BN...

 

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