Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Malaysia's Stand On No Gunship Deployment.

Veteran AlouetteIII gunner
In the case of 'Lahad Datu's Incursion' in early February, 2013 Malaysia made a smart move strategically over the matter as to avoid the possible violation of so called the Geneva Convention, the applicability of the Common Article 3 relating to Non-International Armed Conflict. It is not likely for the role of helicopter gunship to be deployed as would lead to an unforeseen intentional or unintentional of willful killing that add violence to life and person that will evoke the United Nation Security Council(UNSC).

Secondly, the Malaysian government has no present procurement for such helicopter gunship as it was abandoned in the late 1980's, and therefore, finally there's probably no emplacement for the newly trained air gunners. However the Malaysian Armed Forces especially the Royal Malaysian Air Forces are indeed looking forward for future need of helicopter gunship role and yet to be decided on its implementation by the Malaysian government. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Why No Helicopter Gunship?

Malaysia has survived four historic incidents with or without helicopter gunship:

  1. Communist Insurgency 1948-1989 - Helicopter Gunship Utilized (1970's onward).
  2. Ethnic Violence May 13, 1969 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
  3. Indonesian And Malaysian Confrontation 1962-1966 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
  4. The Lahad Datu Armed Incursion Feb 9, 2013 - Helicopter Gunship Not Employed.
I was frequently asked on why there's no helicopter gunship involvement?....The question is yet to be answered later or give your comment hoping it will be well appreciated by all.