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Deftech displays proof-of-concept vehicle for improved Malaysian Army ACV-300 Adnan AFV

7th May 2024 - 09:30 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Deftech's PoC vehicle for the improved ACV-300 Adnan AFV. The Malaysian government has given funding approval for 60 vehicles to undergo the programme. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

The ACV-300 Adnan Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) is a Malaysian variant of the FNSS ACV-15 and was the result of a collaboration between FNSS and Malaysian company DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech).

Malaysian company Deftech displayed its proof of concept (PoC) vehicle for the Malaysian Army’s ACV-300 Adnan AFV Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) at the Defence Services Asia 2024 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur.

On 7 December 2023, Defence Minister Mohamad Hasan stated in parliament that the government had approved a life extension programme for 60 ACV-300s though he gave little further details beyond that.

The Malaysian Army ordered a total of 267 ACV-300s from Deftech and manufacturer FNSS with an initial order of 211 vehicles in 10 variants in 2000 and a second batch of 56 in 2008. The SLEP

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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