SHAH ALAM: 100 more one-tonne GS truck. The Army is getting 100 more one-tonne GS truck in 2022, which likely bring the retirement of Land Rovers GS trucks in its service. Army chief General Mohd Zamrose Zain announced this today as part of the pre-anniversary celebrations of the service. Army Day will be held at Port Dickson on March 1, its 89th anniversary.
The one-tonners are likely the ones sought by the Army under its Mobility Phase III programme which was tendered out last June. Interestingly that tender called for 151 one-tonne GS trucks though it may well be 100 of these vehicles will be delivered this year with the rest next year. Of course, the tender for the 151 one-tonners was won by Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Weststar Group, for a LOA of RM24 million. It is likely that they would supply the GK LTV one-tonners (below).
Apart from these trucks, the Army, last year also sought to purchase 13 light forward repair vehicle, basically a one-tonne tow truck to replace its Land Rovers used for the same purpose. This tender was won Mildef Technologies Sdn Bhd with the LOA of RM5.8 million.
Zamrose also said the Army is also getting five 60-tonne tank transporters and four seven-tonne trucks, Zamrose. Seven tonne trucks are unusual for the Army as it usually it buys five-tonne trucks. I am assuming this vehicles will be operated by the engineering units specifically for mobile bridge deployments.
Apart from the trucks, the Army is also getting 98 assault boats; 20 60hp outboard motors and 71 freefall tactical parachutes.
Zamrose also said the main focus of the Army this the year was the construction of family quarters. Seven construction projects is expected to be completed this year, benefiting some 1,000 soldiers and their families.
*updated with the winners of some of the tenders.
— Malaysian Defence