SHAH ALAM: MTO tenders from Goose rounds to Boat Trailers. In the last week before Hari Raya, the Eperolehan website issued separate tenders for Goose and RPG rounds, 155mm round electronic time fuses, shipping for Unifil trucks and boat trailers.
The 84mm recoilless rifle rounds (HE) will be shipped from Belgium. It does not mentioned the quantities being bought nor its actual usage but its likely for the Carl Gustaff 84 recoiless weapon already in service with the Army. Perhaps it is for the new batch of Carl Gustaff to be purchased from Saab.
As for the RPG rounds, it will be some 2600 units likely from the new RPG-7 launchers purchased from Romania as we bought some earlier. The rounds are also to be shipped from Romania likely from the same manufacturer.
I am not sure whether the 155mm round electronic time fuses also included the round as both the MTO and supply tenders are confusing (one says rounds and the other only mentioned the fuzes) but I think it will be for 1000 units of the thing. If it was for the fuzes only, the company which got the tender is HF Nurani Sdn Bhd for a contract price of RM3 million.
Shipping for the Unifil trucks are of course for the Man 3 tonnes and Cendana Auto FFR trucks which were received by the Army in March. The MTO tender specified that the shipper will need to ship 15 3-tonne trucks and 20 FFR vehicles to the Malbatt 850-9 contingent in Lebanon.
This will be the first publicly announced new vehicles after the Guardians IFV in 2018. The new Nurol Makina Elder Yacin are only expected to be shipped to Lebanon in 2023 (or 2024 if the vehicles are shipped here for testing and commissioning) with the 10 or 11 contingents of Malbatt.
As for the boat trailers, the Army wants 100 of them to make it easier to get boats for operations. The tender document states:
There is a requirement for the MA to be equipped with Boat Trailer Single Deck to improve transportation of boat from one location to another during military operations. The
Boat Trailer shall be towed by the in-service military truck for loading and unloading of in-service assault boat aluminium (‘V’bottom) or boat aluminium catamaran (Flat Bottom).
Although the tender document says it is for military operations it is likely they would also be used for flood relief operations. Using trailers will make it easier for these boats to be transported around. Currently the boats are manhandled into the trucks allocated for such operations. By the way, Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf Zahir Batin.
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