SHAH ALAM: More engineering equipment for Army’s sappers. The Army took delivery of more engineering equipment – Kenderaan Jenis C – at a ceremony graced by Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan at the Sg Perdana camp on January 5.
Among the engineering equipment are five units of Case 580N wheel loader with back actor (back-hoe); eight units of Tadano bridging (medium) crane and eleven units of Pronal mobile water purification system. The contract for the water purification system was awarded to Stare Resources Sdn Bhd with a LOA of RM3.2 million.
As mentioned in an earlier post, the winning bidder for the bridging crane was not announced though from pictures of the ceremony, it can be determined that the LOA was awarded to High Point World Wide Sdn Bhd. Unfortunately, the company which supplied the wheel loader is not identified.
It must be noted that Army identified its wheel loader as wheel loader with back actor for an unknown reason. Most of the wheel loader manufacturers identify the rear attachment as the back-hoe.
It is also interesting to note that the Army had painted the KJC in olive green and not in the now common digital camouflage. Perhaps it is to differentiate between combat and combat support vehicles and the support vehicles.
This could be seen from a display of 61-vehicles put up for the Defence Minister by the Western Field Command. The combat and combat-support vehicles – wreckers and 4X4s – are in digital camouflage while the logistics vehicles are in olive green.
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