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18 April 2012

DSA 2012 - Seen and Heard on Day Three

Thales has been awarded a major contract for the integration of an advanced open vehicle electronic architecture system for the 257 new 8x8 armoured-wheeled vehicles of the Malaysian Army. Thales acts as a subcontractor of Deftech, selected by the Malaysian MoD for the design, development and manufacturing of the vehicles.This contract confirms Thales’s position as a leading player in advanced vehicle system integration.
Rheinmetall Nordic has been awarded a contract to supply the Malaysian Armed Forces with the VINGTAQS II long-range surveillance, observation and reconnaissance system. With a total volume of around €36 million, the customer is Deftech and also encompasses training, system integration and documentation.
Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of KORNET anti-tank missile systems, IGLA portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said at the show. Furthermore, Rosoboronexport's Viktor Komardin said Russia is ready to sell Malaysia a license to build MOLNIYA-class guided missile boats and MIRAZH-class patrol boats.
Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC), a Joint Venture Company between BHIC Defence Technologies and DCNS was awarded by the Malaysian MoD to undertake In Service Support (ISS) for the two Royal Malaysian SCORPENE submarines.

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