Denel, Malaysia To Produce Turret For 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

  • 12:00 AM, July 12, 2012
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Denel and Malaysia have signed a contract worth $413 million for the supply of turrets and integrated weapon systems to be fitted onto 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicles. The turrets will be exported to Malaysia over a seven year period – with the first consignment ready for delivery early next year. The Malaysian Army will begin trails of the first batch of turrets which will be in 2013. The contract is based onto produce- 54 missile turrets will be equipped with the GI30 30mm gun and Denel Dynamics Ingwe anti-tank missile system, supply of 216 laser-guided Ingwe missiles, 54 remote control weapons systems and 69 two man turrets fitted with the South African GI30 30mm main gun. Riaz Saloojee, the Denel Group Chief Executive said, “I am excited by this contract as it confirms Denel’s position as a global player in the defence manufacturing industry and will lead to a growing interest from the international community in the quality and range of products and services produced by us”.
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