KUALA LUMPUR: As expected the contract (letter of award) for the 105mm LG1 gun is to be awarded to ADS Sdn Bhd, the local agent for Nexter, on the third day of DSA 2018 (Apr. 18).
ADS will also signed an agreement with Nexter to facilitate the procurement. As reported here previously the new 105mm guns will go to artillery regiment 1 RAD Para – attached to the 10th Para Brigade. Two of the 105mm guns will be shipped directly from French completely assembled. The rest will be assembled here by ADS.
The first guns are expected to arrive here within 16 months time with the rest delivered within 24 months.
Nexter is also reportedly bringing the latest variant of its 155mm Caesar truck mounted howitzer for trials within the next few months.
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