Malaysia will convert two Indonesian-built CN-235 transport aircraft into maritime patrol platforms using U.S. funding set aside for regional nations to improve maritime security, a top general confirmed.
Malaysian Armed Forces chief Gen. Affendi Buang said the plan is to convert three of the military’s seven PT Dirgantara Indonesia-made CN-235s into unarmed maritime surveillance aircraft.
Work will be carried out by PTDI’s facilities in Indonesia using funding from the Maritime Security Initiative.
Is there a USCG connection? Only that the CN-235 is also known as the HC-144 and the Coast Guard has 18 of them.