SHAH ALAM: More whoop ass for the Army. The Army is getting an undetermined number of 155m high explosive rounds from South Africa, a tender for the multi-modal transporter has revealed. The tender published on 13 April, closes on 5 may.
The tender notice said:
PELANTIKAN MULTIMODALTRANSPORT OPERATOR (MTO)BAGI PEROLEHAN MEMBEKALDAN MENGHANTAR SHELL155MM M9603A1 HE PLUGGER,FUZE PD M9802 A1 DAN PRIMER PRECUSSION M82 UNTUK TENTERA DARATMALAYSIA (TDM)
Laut: Port of Durdan, South Africa (Port of Loading) kePelabuhan Klang, Malaysia terus ke destinasi akhir di93 Depot Pusat Peluru, Kem Mempaga, 28600Bentong, Pahang Darul Makmur. (Petender dikehendaki mengambil kira harga kontena berserta kos oceanfreight, pengangkutan darat dan lain-lain kos di dalam tawaran harga
The notice did not identify the manufacturer nor how much is the 155m ammunition is being shipped. Since it is South Africa, I am guessing the manufacturer is Rheinmetall Denel Munition Ltd. From the company’s website.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd (RDM) is jointly owned by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51 %) of Germany and Denel (Pty) Ltd. South Africa.Rheinmetall Denel Munition specialises in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition families and is a world leader in the field of artillery, mortar and infantry systems as well as plant engineering. Rheinmetall’s business is mainly focused on NATO countries. RDM’s focus is on Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa and African countries. Rheinmetall and its South African unit are able to draw on an expanded product portfolio when serving their respective core markets.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd specialises in the development, design and manufacture of large- and medium-calibre ammunition families and is a world leader in the field of artillery, mortar and infantry systems as well as plant engineering. Rheinmetall set three new world records during a test fire event in South Africa: A G6 howitzer with a 52-calibre gun achieved the longest range ever attained with a conventional 155 mm artillery round, 76 kilometres, while the 52-calibre gun of PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer lobbed a shell 67 kilometres, and finally, a field howitzer with a 39-calibre gun attained a range of 54 kilometres.
It must be noted that the Army issued a tender for the 155m shells, fuse and percussion in late 2019 and the contract was signed Betamat Sdn Bhd with a Letter of Agreement of RM12.1 million.
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