SHAH ALAM: It appears that the Defence Special Operations Division (DOSD) – the successor to the ill-fated National Special Operations Force (NSOF) – has taken delivery of a new 4X4 assault vehicle. DOSD may well call the new 4X4 as a rapid intervention vehicle (RIV).
The RIV was made public during a visit to the DOSD headquarters at the Sungei Besi camp today by Armed Forces chief General TS Mohammad Ab Rahman. The team also has an unknown number of Hilux 4X4 also used as assault vehicles but without the tactical ladders.
As usual no details were released on the assault vehicle, but it looked like a soup-up Hilux complete with ladders on the open back, allowing operators to access windows on houses or even airplanes. Four seats are fitted in the doorless cabin which are equipped with armoured shields on the side of the driver and front passenger seat.
The DOSD operators are also equipped with the Sig-Sauer MPX sub-machine guns. Apart from the SIG, they are also armed with H&K Mp5 submachineguns, M4s, combat shotguns and various handguns.
𝗟𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗡 𝗞𝗘𝗥𝗝𝗔 𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗔 𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗞𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗡 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗔 𝗞𝗘 𝗕𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗚𝗜𝗔𝗡 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗦𝗜 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗨𝗞𝗔𝗡 𝗞𝗛𝗔𝗦 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗔𝗡 (𝗕𝗢𝗣𝗞𝗣)
SUNGAI BESI, 28 Disember 2023 – Panglima Angkatan Tentera, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohammad bin Ab Rahman telah melaksanakan lawatan kerja rasmi beliau ke Bahagian Operasi Pasukan Khas Pertahanan (BOPKP) di Sungai Besi, hari ini.
Ketibaan beliau telah disambut oleh Asisten Ketua Staf Operasi dan Latihan Pertahanan, Mejar Jeneral Dato’ Noorrul Azril bin Ariffin dan Ketua Pengarah BOPKP, Kolonel Mohd Zairul Hisham bin Muhammad Ibrahim TUDM.
Sebelum memulakan program lawatan, Panglima Angkatan Tentera telah diberi taklimat berkaitan perkembangan terkini pasukan terutamanya daripada sudut kesiapsiagaan dan dalam masa yang sama meneliti penambahbaikan yang diperlukan dalam usaha meningkatkan keupayaan selari dengan ancaman semasa.
Usai taklimat, beliau telah dibawa ke Lapang Sasar Praktikal BOPKP bagi sesi Demonstrasi Kesiagaan BOPKP dan Speed Shooting serta Tactical Fitness Agility Shooting. Lawatan telah diakhiri dengan majlis makan tengah hari bersama warga BOPKP dan sesi menandatangani buku lawatan serta sesi penyampaian momento kenangan.
The DOSD first public display with the SIG MPX was during the parade to mark Mohammad’s ascension as the Armed Forces chief in September.
Checks on Eperolehan showed that Pardus Engineering Sdn Bhd was awarded a RM2.7 million contract to deliver, supply and commissioned four Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) for DOSD under a RFB published in May 2022. Unfortunately, the public portion of the tender did not reveal anything apart from the numbers. Pardus also supplied three RIVs under a one-year leasing deal costing RM477,552.24.
It must be noted the DOSD comprised only operators from the Armed Forces unlike NSOF which included the police and the MMEA.
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