23 April 2010
Denel will be part of a number of companies to supply the Malaysian Armed Forces with 8×8 vehicle turrets.
According to the state owned company, it will be part of several companies that will form a partnership for the joint manufacture of turrets after it received a letter of intent from Malaysian company Deftech.
Deftech has become one of the main suppliers of defence, security and commercial vehicles to the Malaysian Armed Forces and other government and quasi-government agencies.
The letter was handed over to Denel after Deftech received it from the Malaysian minister for defence.
Denel group benefits
The programme includes the supply of fully integrated 8×8 vehicle systems to the Malaysian Armed Forces over seven years, Denel said.
Stephan Burger, CEO of Denel Land Systems, a division of Denel, said Denel was honoured to be selected as technology partner for the turrets, and as system integrator for the programme.
“This is an indication that Deftech has confidence in Denel’s capabilities,” Burger said in Pretoria this week. “This is further good news for the Denel group, as the programme extends to other Denel business entities such as Denel Dynamics for the Ingwe Missiles and PMP for ammunition.”