SHAH ALAM: Another Iveco Daily in Army Service. Remember the Iveco Daily 4×4 Multi Channel Radio System (MCRS) vehicle that was featured here back in March? It appears apart from the MRCS, there is another Iveco Daily 4X4 in Army service, which it described as a TEW vehicle. I am going to assume that the TEW means Tactical Electronic Warfare vehicle.
I am basing this on a quotation notice which was issued on June 24 and closed on June 26.
TAWARAN MELAKSANAKAN PEMBAIKAN BAGI 03 BUAH TRAK 5 TAN OPERASI KABIN 4X4 IVECO DAILY ITALY (TEW). NO DAFTAR: ZC3755, ZC 3765 DAN ZC 3757. PASUKAN 12 WKSP BGD.
The contract for the notice was awarded to WDC Enterprise, which according to a Google search is a vehicle repair shop located in Batu Caves, Selangor. It is likely though that work on three Iveco Daily trucks will be carried out at the 12 Workshop Briged at Sungai Buloh based on the notice specifications list.
The Iveco Daily 4X4 MCRS going through the off-road circuit. BTDM
It must be noted that the Iveco Daily TEW trucks registration number, ZC 3+++ series make them older than the MCRS truck pictured here (above). The ZC series registration numbers also revealed that the trucks are around five years old or even younger.
Crew of the Iveco Daily MCRS preparing to use the winch. BTDM
Based on the extensive repair work needed on the TEW trucks it showed that these had been driven hard, which is par the course for Army vehicles. The workshop location of the TEW trucks also points that it likely belonged to the units based at the Paya Jaras camp in Sungai Buloh where the electronic warfare school and 73 Rejimen Semboyan DiRaja are located.
IVECO Daily 4×4 7-tonne. Iveco
It is interesting to note that Iveco described the Daily as 7-tonners though the Army described them as 5-tonners, likely based on their carrying capacity.
Soldiers from 73 RSD posed for group photograph after a change of command ceremony in 2018. One could just make out the two Iveco Daily trucks flanking the other vehicles in the back ground. BTDM
Unfortunately, I don’t have any clear picture of the TEW Daily trucks apart from the one above. It goes to show like everyone else I am more inclined to look out for combat vehicles than support ones.
An Iveco ambulance attached to Malbatt. BTDM
Anyhow with more Iveco Daily trucks in Army service, I am more inclined to be believe that the gun towers we are getting are indeed these vehicles as well.
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Not necessarily ZC series indicates is 5 years old, as the newly delivered ATM buses by DEFTECH also registered with ZC plates.
The Duro ambulances are all long gone right?
Another question; at the MAF hospitals; most of the nurses, attendants, etc, are civilians right? Do you know how many MAF hospitals they are?
Yes I think so. Nurses and attendants are a mixed bunch, some soldiers, some civilians. AFAIK there are four, one each in KL, Terendak, Lumut and KK naval base.