Malaysian Defence reported that the Malaysian Military (Tentera Darat Malaysia, TDM) has taken supply of extra new tools on the Malaysian Military’s 92 Central Car Depot at Kentomen Batu Camp on 26 October 2022, with Command of the Military Common Tan Sri Dato Seri Zamrose bin Mohd Zain accepting the brand new property, along with different high-ranking officers of the TDM. The acquisitions are a part of a repeat order to additional enhance the general mobility and firepower capabilities of the Malaysian Military. Sadly, the Malaysian Military solely printed a restricted variety of photos of the vans and weapons delivered on the ceremony.

Amongst these obtained had been 3 models Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Vehicles – Muti Cargo Palletized (HEMTT-PCPLS, Scania prime movers), 10 models 5-ton Common Service (GS) Cargo Vehicles, 32 models of 3-ton GS Cargo Vehicles, and 40 models of 1-ton Hilux One-tonne GS Cargo, 36 models of Cannon Pulling Vehicles and 40 models of Toyota Hello-Lux 4×4 pick-up vans modified by Malaysian protection firm DefTech Fitted for Radio Vehicles. Additionally obtained had been 72 models of 81mm mortars, 27 models of 40mm A number of Grenade Launchers, and 150 models of Mild Anti-Tank Weapon-Brief, in addition to 98 Assault boats.


Common Zamrose Mohd Zain taking a look at two fashions of the Iveco Each day gun tower. (Photograph by TDM)

The 81mm mortars are from Spain’s EXPAL Techniques, and are delivered along with the Talos hearth management system and the Cendana Auto MT-815 4×4 Floor Tactical Mortar Transporter car. EXPAL is a pacesetter of the ammunition and explosives sector in Spain, in addition to one of many important suppliers of demilitarization and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) providers worlwide. The RPG and MGL are doubtless procured from Serbian firm PTT Namenska. PPT Namenska is a Serbian producer of arms, mortars, grenade launchers, unmanned floor car, hydraulics and pneumatics, airplane components and a few advanced weapons system.

It seems that the Malaysian Military is getting 36 gun towers largely doubtless manufactured by Iveco in Italy. There isn’t a additional data on what kind of vans whether or not its Iveco or one other make that had been purchased to fulfill the gun towing necessities. The tender for the 36 gun towers was issued in October 2019. Because the tender was for autos to tow 105mm gun. The Iveco vans will likely be used to tow the brand new Nexter 105mm LG1 howitzers assigned to the 1 Battalion of RAD with the tenth Para Brigade. The Multi Utility Car (MUV) from Iveco Defence or a modified variant of the Iveco 4X4 Each day, the business model of the MUV.