SHAH ALAM: DSA 2022 show preview. The 17th edition of the Defence Services Asia (DSA2022) exhibition starts tomorrow at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre(MITAC), Kuala Lumpur. Over 1,170 companies from 54 countries will be participating in DSA2022 to “showcase the latest and most sophisticated assets and electronics!”according to the organisers.
Among the companies taking part will be MBDA, Nexter, BAE Systems and also various local companies. One of the local companies – Cendana Auto Sdn Bhd, will be showcasing the four vehicles it will be supplying to the Malaysian Army. The vehicles include the Fitted For Radio, Special Operation Vehicle, Mortar Transporter and the Weapons Vehicle. This will be the second time the company is taking part in the DSA series of exhibition.
PAL Aerospace which is offering the Dash 8 400 P-4 MPA for the RMAF MPA requirement is also taking part in DSA2022. PAL Aerospace teamed up with De Havilland Canada for the bid which is expected to be decided by the Finance Ministry soon as RMAF had stated that the MPA squadron (slated to be No. 16 Squadron) was expected to start operating them in 2024.
It is also likely that the winner of the Unifil 4X4 tender – the Nurol Makina Ejder Yalcin – will also be taking part in the show. So far it is unclear whether the vehicle will be shown in the white UN colours or the Army standard digital camouflage as shown back in 2018.
Mildef Technologies, the builder the Tarantula 4X4 HMAV is scheduled to unveil a successor to the vehicle and also a light reconnaissance vehicle as well at the show.
The company will also unveil the Adnan Gen. 2 POC which the company is competing with Deftech. FNSS will be the partner for either company is selected.
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, Malaysian Defence will not be able to take part physically in the show and will cover it virtually.
— Malaysian Defence