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Malaysian fighter jet loses contact half an hour after taking off from Kuantan air force

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

world Updated: Jun 15, 2017 13:26 IST
The fighter aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails
The fighter aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails(AFP Representative Photo)

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday said that it has lost contact with one of its fighter jet, the media reported.

In a statement, the RMAF said the plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 am, and lost contact half an hour, reports The Star daily.

A search and rescue operation is currently underway.

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.