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Malaysia to replenish antitank weapon inventory

27th May 2021 - 21:08 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


The Malaysian Army already uses the Carl-Gustaf M2 from Saab. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

A number of 84mm antitank weapons, 12.7mm machine guns and engineering support vehicles are all on the Malaysian Army's shopping list.

Malaysia issued an open tender on 25 May calling for the supply of 84mm antitank weapons for the Malaysian Army. 

While the tender closing on 17 June did not mention a specific system, the call for 110 units of an 84mm-calibre weapon and the listed specifications point to the Saab Carl-Gustaf M4, particularly the requirement for a weapon able to fire different ammunition types.

The Malaysian Army already operates the older Carl-Gustaf M2 version, although, as standard practice, these will continue to be used alongside the new ones rather than be phased out immediately. 

Malaysia also ordered an undisclosed

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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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