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Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 8:34:13 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Two homegrown armoured fighting vehicles by DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech) were among the main crowd-pullers at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference at PWTC here.
Making its debut is the AFV-30 sporting a 30mm calibre gun.
Also on display is the amphibious IFV-25 infantry fighting vehicle on its first DSA outing, which touts a 25mm calibre gun.
The AV-8 project senior manager Dzulkefli Zainol said: “This year, attendees get a more physical experience to our billion dollar project to produce 257 units of armoured vehicles for the Malaysian government by 2018.”
Dzulkefli said that in the last DSA, only the concept art for the IFV-25 was available but this time round, the actual vehicle was brought in.
“These are only two of the 12 variants of AV-8 vehicles we will be producing for the government,” he said, adding that they were the base models for the other 10 variants which will include a recovery vehicle and mortar-carrier among other specifications.
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