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Malaysian AV-8 on the road

7th March 2014 - 15:22 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Deliveries of the first AV-8 initial serial production vehicles for Malaysia are planned to start in the last quarter of 2014, Shephard has been informed.

A spokesperson from FNSS said deliveries of the 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles will be initiated now that ‘the development and production of two sealed-pattern vehicles have been completed’.

‘The vehicles are going through qualification tests,’ he added.

FNSS signed a letter of acceptance with local Malaysian vehicle manufacturer Deftech in May 2011 for the design, development and manufacture of the AV-8 for the Malaysian Armed Forces.

The $559 million contract is for a total of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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