SHAH ALAM: Back in September 2021, Malaysian Defence posted the story on the RFB for 20,000 eco-friendly training hand grenades (EFTHG). The LOA of RM2.8 million for the RFB was awarded to Prima Technology Sdn Bhd.
The MTO contract for the EFTHG was awarded to Multi Modal Freight Sdn Bhd for an LOA of RM1.19 million. This means the cost of shipping – also borne by tax-payers – of the training grenades was half the cost of buying them in the first place. As the MTO contract was issued last April, it is likely the training grenades – shipped from the Port of Hamburg in Germany – are already in service with the Army.
And it appears, that the Army seemed to like these EFTHG as it had issued another RFB for the supply and delivery for 30,000 units. With the fatal hand grenade incident last year, perhaps it is the right move.
From the public portion of the specifications page:
There is a requirement to equip the Malaysian Army with Eco Friendly Training Hand Grenade (EFTHG) for training purpose. The EFTHG is intended for use to simulate realistic explosive effect during combat training. The sound effect, smoke and body blasting provide realistic training environment so that soldiers can get great confidence of handling live hand grenade. The EFTHG is made of naturally degradable materials for environmental protection that prevent pollution by fragments of the training hand grenade, even though the fragments are not recovered. It also has great safety characteristics because its fragmentation and flames would not cause any injury or harm even if it explodes close to the thrower
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Meanwhile, a Kuala Lumpur based company, Teguh Hiasan Sdn Bhd was awarded a RM41.2 million LOA for the supply and delivery of 1,500 light anti-structure weapon tender issued in August/September 2021. The MTO quotation notice to ship the weapons was issued MultiModal Freight Sdn Bhd with a LOA of RM900,250. The port of shipping was not published in the public portion of the specifications page.
— Malaysian Defence