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 pictures were published in the MAF headquarters Facebook page following the visit of the CDF, Gen Affendi Buang to the plant.
𝗟𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗡 𝗞𝗘𝗥𝗝𝗔 𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗔 𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗞𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗡 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗔 𝗞𝗘 𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗛𝗡𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗚𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗦𝗗𝗡 𝗕𝗛𝗗 (𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗛)
PEKAN, 4 Dis 2020 – Panglima Angkatan Tentera, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM telah mengadakan lawatan rasmi ke DEFTECH di Pekan, Pahang hari ini.
Lawatan tersebut bertujuan untuk melihat operasi pemasangan GEMPITA dan seterusnya memandu uji Kenderaan Taktikal Ringan (Light Tactical Vehicle) di Makmal Integrasi Sistem.
Beliau turut melihat Sistem Pengurusan Medan Perang (Battlefielfd Management System), Navigasi Taktikal (Tactical Navigation) dan Sistem Platform Pengurusan (Platform Management System) yang dibangunkan sendiri oleh DEFTECH System Intergation.
Two of the pictures published (above) showed at least five Gempitas in various stages of completion. Yes I know there is still around 20 days before the end of 2020 but from the pictures it is unlikely that these vehicles could be completed and undergo factory testing before being handed over to the Army for acceptance testings prior to the official handover.
Army chief Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain also visited the Deftech plant on November 27 though the Gempitas could only be seen in the background of the pictures. On Nov.23, Zamrose also attended a demonstration this time involving the AENNBCRV Gempita of the 12 Skn RAJD at Gemas. This was the first time, pictures of the vehicle was publicly shown after it entered service with the unit about two years or so ago.
— Malaysian Defence