Malaysia to replace its S-61 helicopters

Royal Malaysian Air Force chief General, Affendi Buang said that the service is looking at a range of helicopters including the EC725.

Malaysia to replace its S 61 helicopters A British International Helicopter S-61N (Picture source: US Navy)

The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal, now called Airbus Helicopters H225M, is a long-range tactical transport military helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for military use. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 29 seated troops along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for troop transport, casualty evacuation, and combat search and rescue duties, and is similar to the civilian EC225.

Malaysia received the first S-61 in 1967.