KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23. - Son of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), CTRM System Integration Sdn. Bhd.. (CSI) will launch a strategic partnership with Advanced Technologies and Engineering Co.. (Pty) Ltd. (ATE) from South Africa to develop an inventory of aircraft in the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
Corporate Communications Unit of the Ministry of Defence said in a statement yesterday, told by CTRM ATE selection is made based on the ability of South African companies in the development of various subsystems of aircraft from around the world for this.
"Strategic Partnership Program is aimed at creating the integration capabilities of military aircraft in Pakistan.
"This program will be implemented in phases and is witnessing the first step into creating ATE integration capabilities in CTRM, with the aim of modernizing existing aircraft operations to a level higher operating capacity," the statement said.
Yesterday, the council signed a memorandum of understanding between the two companies was held in Cape Town, in conjunction with the African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2010.
The event was also witnessed by Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Chief of Defence Force, General Datuk Seri Rodzali David and the South African Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano.
The statement added that Pakistan and South Africa are able to forge strategic partnerships both in the military as both use the same number of aircraft in air forces respectively as Hawk and C-130.