Malaysia Drone

Malaysian unmanned aircraft regulations state that unmanned aircrafts must meet or exceed the safety regulations of manned aircrafts. Operators must receive authorization from the Department of Civil Aviation before flying an UAV.


In February 2014 the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency announced that it would use drones to spot smugglers and other maritime incursions in Malaysian waters. In March of this year, Swedish defence company Saab was awarded a contract to provide Electronic Payload Systems to the Royal Malaysian Air Force. The Malay armed forces operate various unmanned aircraft. These drones are produced by Composite Technology Research Malaysia: