- A-4C and A-4L Skyhawks were refurbished, re-designated as A-4PTM (U.S. nicknamed them "Peculiar To Malaysia"), and assignment to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).
- Grumman Aerospace at St. Augustine, Florida was given the contract to perform the rework on the TUDM Skyhawks. The rework included a complete rewiring, plus two extra underwing hardpoints similar to A-4E and later Skyhawks.
- A refurbished J65-W-20 engine was fitted.
- Updated electronics were also fitted, including the AN/ARN-118 TACAN, a SAAB RGS-2A lead computing weapons sight, a Lear Siegler altitude heading reference system, and an AN/ARC-164 UHF transceiver.
- The A-4Cs were fitted with the dorsal avionics hump.
- A drag chute was installed below the tailpipe. A new canopy was fitted, which was bulged at the sides.
- Provisions were made for the aircraft to carry the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile and the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile.
- In the end, Grumman modified 34 aircraft. The first A-4PTM flew for the first time on April 12, 1984. The A-4PTMs were assigned the TUDM serials of M32-07 to M32-40.
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