Scramblers For Op Benteng

SHAH ALAM: Scramblers for Op Benteng. The Army has taken delivery of 180 Kawasaki 250cc scramblers purchased under the Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) of Op Benteng. The scramblers were officially handed over to Army chief General Zamros Mohd Zain at the 92 Central Vehicle Depot at Batu Kantonmen in Kuala Lumpur today.

The Kawasaki KLX250 scramblers. BTDM

The tender published last year specified the need for 378 scramblers so it is likely the rest will be delivered in the near future.

Zamrose (right) looking at the PPE likely delivered together with the scramblers. Army picture

From the pictures, it appears that the motorcycles are stock Kawasaki KLX250 scramblers apart from the Army digital camouflage paint as with other vehicles delivered to the service for OP Benteng and other tenders.

Army demonstration team showing how to ride a scrambler. BTDM

TENTERA DARAT PERKASAKAN OP BENTENG DENGAN PEROLEHAN MOTOSIKAL SCRAMBLER
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Februari 2021 – Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD), Jeneral Tan Sri Datuk Zamrose bin Mohd Zain, telah menyempurnakan Majlis Penyerahan Motosikal Scrambler 250cc bertempat di 92 Depot Kenderaan Pusat (92 DKP), Kem Batu Kentonmen, hari ini.
Tentera Darat Malaysia (TDM) menerima kira-kira 180 buah Motosikal Scrambler 250cc bagi kegunaan operasi khususnya bagi melaksanakan Op BENTENG.
Sejurus selesai taklimat pengoperasian kenderaan yang disampaikan oleh Dato’ Jefry Lim, Pengarah Syarikat Kawasaki Motors Sdn Bhd, Tan Sri PTD telah dipertontonkan dengan demonstrasi tunggangan Motosikal Scrambler tersebut yang dipersembahkan oleh The Army Red Warrior Motorcycle Team.
Seterusnya, majlis penyerahan kenderaan tersebut telah disempurnakan dengan penyerahan Replika Kunci Motosikal Kawasaki kepada Tan Sri PTD sebagai simbolik penyerahan Motosikal Scrambler tersebut kepada TDM.
Majlis ini telah dilaksanakan secara ringkas dengan mematuhi Prosedur Operasi Standard (SOP) Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) yang telah ditetapkan kerajaan.
Justeru, dengan penerimaan aset terbaharu ini, ia amat bertepatan dengan salah satu penumpuan Tonggak Pertama Perintah Ulung PTD Ke-28 “Kelangsungan Misi Dan Kesiagaan” iaitu penumpuan kepada perolehan dan penyelenggaraan aset-aset bagi memastikan kesiagaan tempur TDM berada di tahap terbaik untuk sebarang aturgerak operasi.
Turut sama hadir adalah Panglima Logistik Tentera Darat, Mejar Jeneral Muhammad Ariff Soo bin Abdullah serta penglibatan minima Pegawai Kanan TDM.

Some of the Kawasaki KLX250 scramblers. BTDM

What is interesting from the above release was the fact that the manufacturer, Kawasaki Motors Sdn Bhd managing director was the one who handed over the scramblers. The tender for scramblers was awarded to Global Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd for a Letter of Award of RM11.3 million.

A sniper team from 4th Mech. Brigade equipped with a scrambler motorcycle. Malaysian Defence

I think the Finance Ministry should allow manufacturers operating in the country to take part in tenders and quotation competitions so end-users can get their products at cost price instead of allowing middlemen to profit on tax payers money.

— Malaysian Defence

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