SHAH ALAM: The first batch of Deftech Gempita 8X8 vehicles transferred to 4 KAD has arrived at its camp in Kuching, Sarawak. The Gempita was shipped to Kuching onboard KD Mahawangsa which berthed at the Pending port on September 6.
A ceremony to mark the arrival of the Gempita at 4 KAD was held on September 11, led by the Eastern Field Command Commander Lt Gen Sopi Lepi. The release – published on September 15 – from the command:
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KOTA SAMARAHAN, 11 Sep 23 – Panglima Medan Timur Tentera Darat (PMT TD), Lt Jen Dato’ Mohd Sofi bin Md Lepi telah melakukan lawatan kerja ke Rejimen Keempat Kor Armor Diraja (4 KAD), Kem Penrissen, Kuching.
Ketibaan PMT TD disambut oleh Pegawai Memerintah 4 KAD, Lt Kol (Dr) Wong Wai Loong. Beliau seterusnya diperkenalkan dengan pegawai-pegawai 4 KAD sebelum mendengar taklimat lawatan yang disampaikan oleh Pegawai Memerintah 4 KAD. Lawatan kerja ini bertujuan untuk meninjau aset Kenderaan Perisai (KP) 8 x 8 GEMPITA yang dipindah alih dari pasukan 1 KAD, Kuantan.
Majlis diakhiri dengan acara menandatangi buku lawatan dan penyampaian cenderahati. Turut hadir adalah Panglima Divisyen Pertama Infantri Malaysia (1 Div), Mej Jen Hassan bin Embong serta Pegawai-pegawai MK PMTTD.
From the picture released we now know that among 26 Gempita transferred from 1 KAD include the command, AFV30, ambulance and mortar variants. 4 KAD also received a Volvo 8×8 recovery truck from 1 KAD.
With 26 Gempita, KAD is expected to field one company of Gempita with the headquarters company operating two or three Gempita including the ambulance variant. The Volvo recovery truck is also likely to be operated by the headquarters company.
What about the two other companies then? It is likely that three companies in 4 KAD will rotate to use the Gempita available until they get new vehicles which is the NMLTV 4X4 vehicles. As there is not enough Gempita and NMLTV to go around the five armour regiments, it is likely that 6X6 vehicles will be procured in the next RMK.
Unless they decide to buy more Gempita 8X8s of course.
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