For Saab, the agreement with Deftech is an important step in order to do further business in Malaysia and surrounding countries, says Thomas Linden, Head of Saab Malaysia.
Today s agreement brings the partnership between Saab and Deftech to a new level.
Under an earlier agreement between FNSS and DEFTECH
, FNSS sold 211 armoured personnel carriers to equip the Malaysian military.
Hishammuddin said Petronas with Deftech
and Pheonix International will use a Prosas side scan sonar while Boustead Heavy Industries with iXBlue Australia will use a towed side scan sonar with an operated vehicle.
The vehicle, to be manufactured by DEFTECH in Malaysia, is based on the FNSS-designed PARS 8x8 multi-purpose, multi-mission, wheeled armored vehicle.
FNSS will provide the technical assistance and technology transfer to enable DEFTECH to produce the vehicles in Malaysia.
Apart from the two prototypes manufactured in Ankara, the first Pars-based 8 x 8s, although deeply redesigned, are to be produced by Deftech
The Land Rogue is in service with South African Special Forces units and 54 systems were ordered by Deftech
, via Denel, to be installed on some versions of the Malaysian Army AV8 8x8.
Apart from the two prototypes manufactured in Ankara, the first Pars-based 8 x 8s, although deeply redesigned, will be produced by Deftech
underneath the semi-V shape hull to which the drive train is attached.
A last and interesting reference is the recently awarded contract for Malaysian 8x8 armoured vehicles to Deftech
, teamed with Denel (weapon systems) and Sapura Thales (vehicle system integration).
FNSS of Turkey was also a major supplier to the Malaysian Army, having secured, with local partner Deftech
, an order to supply 211 ACV-300 Adnan tracked vehicles in ten different variants in 2000 (in 2008 they would receive an order for 48 more ACV-300 and eight ACV-S vehicles).
FNSS delivered 146 ACV 300s (denoting the vehicle's 300 hp Detroit Diesel engine) to Malaysia from 2002 and the remainder were produced locally by Deftech