KUALA LUMPUR: Try as I had, I cannot find the pictures of the LTV proposed by Weststar LDV for the armed forces. In the previous post, a Bernama story quoted the owner of Weststar as saying that seven of its Light Tactical Vehicle co-developed with a Thai company, RM Asia is already undergoing trials.
Reader Ree (thanks) pointed out that RM Asia was a big supplier of trucks to the Afghan National Army. Indeed a check at the company website revealed that it had supplied some 5,000 Ford Rangers and about 1,000 heavy trucks of the Navistar (US) to the ANA. Below is the picture of the Ranger of the ANA in its LTV guise.
Is this the same vehicle being tested by the armed forces? I have no idea but those who are staying around PD could helped us out as vehicle testing are usually conducted around the area.
Oh, BTW, earlier this month, MINDEF floated a tender for:
KP(PERO 1)A/T 205/2008
Membekal dan Menghantar Empat Puluh (40) Unit Pick Up Four Wheel Drive Double Cab Untuk Kegunaan Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia
(Kod Bidang : 160103 atau 160199)
Yup, its a tender for a pickup truck just like the Ranger. Since the Army is already using the single-cab Hilux, who is to say that the air force cannot use a Ranger?
As I stated before, Be Afraid……