Defence Contract

Unifil Contender Out on Show

SHAH ALAM: Unifil contender out on show. Local company, Mildef International Technologies (Mildef) has publicly unveiled its 4X4 High Mobility Armoured Vehicle (HMAV) today. The armoured 4X4 equipped with a RWS was shown at a media event at its facility in Sepang. The vehicle according to Mildef MILDEF has successfully […]

Defence Contract

This Is The Way

SHAH ALAM: This is the way. It appears that the Gempita production will continue until 2021 as I had predicted about a year ago. The continuing production although limited to a small number of units was confirmed by pictures of the Deftech plant in Pekan, Pahang on December 4. The […]

defence Industry

New Leadership at Deftech

SHAH ALAM: New leadership at Deftech. Malaysia’s biggest land defence firm, DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech) has a new chief executive, it was made public early this month. I cannot find any announcement of the appointment apart from the fact that the company’s website had been updated with a […]

Malaysian Defence

The End Is Near

SHAH ALAM: The End is Near. It appears that the Gempita 8X8 production is reaching the end. Denel, one of the biggest suppliers for the programme announced last week that it had supplied the 100th turret from the 122 ordered by Deftech. The programme would have been completed last year […]

Malaysian Army

Latest Gempita Variant To Enter Service

SHAH ALAM: Latest Gempita Variant To Enter Service. The latest Gempita 8X8 vehicle – the Armoured Engineer Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (AENBCRV) – is expected to enter service soon. Since its official acronym is a mouthful, I am going to call it Gempita NBC, when it enter service […]

Malaysian Army

AV8 Developments

SHAH ALAM: AV8 Developments. Like Destini it appears that Deftech has managed to exorcise its ties to the past regime. This was likely the reason as Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu made an official visit to the Deftech plant in Pekan on Feb. 15, though it was a closed door affair […]

Malaysian Army

Adnan SLEP

SHAH ALAM: Adnan SLEP. The Army is conducting a study on extending the lives of the Adnan APC as the vehicles entered its 15th year of service (more or less). Not much is known about the programme so far as it is in the early stages of the planning cycle. […]

Malaysian Army

New Upgraded Condor Prototype

BANGKOK: New Condor. At the Merdeka Parade this year, two prototype Condors took part in the parade. One was the APC variant while the other was the logistics version. At the Defence and Security Exhibition ( DSE) here today, another newly upgraded Condor was displayed for the first time. This […]