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DSA 2022: Australian weapons mount specialist seeks bigger Southeast Asian impact

30th March 2022 - 17:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


MR550 Shielded Ring Mount from W&E Platt on display at DSA 2022. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

W&E Platt aims to enhance the STANAG protection rating for its weapons mounts while it attempts to attract business in Southeast Asia.

Australian company W&E Platt continues to see strong demand for its niche business of providing weapons mounts. MR550 Shielded Ring Mounts and Platt Swing Mounts, in particular,  have had total sales in excess of 4,500 and 30,000 respectively.

Sales and marketing manager Stuart McIntyre said that W&E Platt has supplied the Australian Defence Force with 1,052 of its MR550 Ring Mounts for the Australian Army's Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle, but 95% of its business is with overseas customers and the company has exported mounts to more than 40 countries.

McIntyre told Shephard that MR550 sales in Southeast Asia have

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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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