Semalam Pak Lah setuju Eurocoter dilantik syarikat pembekal helikopter baru menggantikan Nuri. Nuri menjadi spekulasi kerana usianya & kejadian beberapa kemalangan sebeum ini. Apakah wajar usia Nuri dijadikan sebab utama penggantian ini? Saya akan mengulas jika berkesempatan kelak. Selamat membaca. Berita asal dari Business Times.
Eurocopter awarded tender to replace Nuri
THE Defence Ministry has agreed to acquire new helicopters from European helicopter manufacturers, Eurocopter, to replace the Nuri, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced yesterday. He said the ministry was now scrutinising the clauses in the agreement before signing it officially with the company concerned.“I have been told that the Defence Ministry has identified Eurocopter as the replacement for Nuri. “The Defence Ministry had received many applications from international aircraft manufacturers and suppliers,” Abdullah, who is also the Defence Minister, told reporters after attending a special briefing at Wisma Pertahanan, Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur.
On Sept 17, Abdullah handed over the post of Finance Minister to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and took over the Defence Ministry. Abdullah had once held the Defence Minister’s post from 1986 to 1987 - Bernama