Feb 21, 2014
BAE Systems says Malaysia seeking Eurofihgter leasing bids
BAE Systems expects to submit a leasing proposal for the Eurofighter Typhoon jet to Malaysia next month, as its cash-strapped government mulls over renting, rather than buying fighter aircraft.
Last year Malaysia, which had wanted to buy 18 combat aircraft by 2015, said it was choosing between Boeing's F/A-18, Dassault's Rafale, Saab's Gripen and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The purchase could run into billions of dollars and Malaysia's Prime Minister told the purchase might be delayed.