The first upgraded Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri transport helicopter, LIMA 17

The first upgraded Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri transport helicopter, was handed over to the RMAF on March 22.  The upgrades have seen the type receive an all new glass cockpit which includes a moving map and digital flight displays.

It took five months to complete the first upgrade at Subang airport in Kuala Lumpur, where the remainder will be worked on.

The 15 upgraded Nuris will soldier on until 2025. Alan Warnes