Thales 120mm mortar 2R2M based on ACV-S tracked vehicle (photo : Militaryphotos)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- A total of 20 agreements worth RM10.355 billion were signed by the Defence Ministry and other related agencies with 11 companies, five of them foreign, in conjunction with the Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition 2010 here on Tuesday.
The agreements included eight contracts, five memorandums of understanding (MoUs), three letters of acceptance (LOAs) and four letters of intent (LOIs).
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said so far this was the biggest number of agreements signed through DSA even though some of the participating companies were stranded here due to cancellation of flights to Europe.
"The signings also involved other related agencies and ministries," he told reporter after witnessing the signing of agreements at the exhibition which was held at the Putra World Trade Centre.
The contracts signed were for the supply of Scorpene-type submarine navigation safety, combat system, sensors and periscope simulator for the Royal Malaysian Navy worth RM128.5 million; supply and delivery of mortar 120mm 2R2M for the Malaysian Armed Forces worth RM60 million; supply of articles, services and technical assistance for the SU-30MKM (Sukhoi) aircraft worth RM100 million; and supply and delivery of rounds 90mm HE-T and rounds 90mm HEA-T worth RM19.2 million.
Agreements were also signed for the supply and delivery of rounds 12.7mm Mixed Belt 4 BIT for the armed forces worth RM12 million; supply and delivery of 105mm HE Fuzed for the armed forces worth RM10.3 million; supply and delivery of mortar bomb 60mm for the armed forces worth RM4.98 million; and supply, delivery and commissioning of maritime assault rifle complete with accessories for the navy worth RM6.9 million.
The LOAs were for supply and delivery of utility helicopters with search and rescue worth RM1.6 billion, supply of in-service maintenance and support for armed forces worth RM86.4 million, and suppy and delivery of modular steel bridge.
The LOIs were for the supply of armoured personal carrier 8x8, supply of small arm bullets, supply and delivery of spares and maintenance of main battle tank PT-91M and its variant, and supply and delivery of gun-towed vehicle for the Malaysian Army.
The MoUs were signed between MFDM Holdings and Royal Brunei Technical Services, between International Islamic University Malaysia and Havelsan Electronic Turkey, between Composite Technologies Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Advanced Technologies and Engineering, between Ujud Sentosa Sdn Bhd and Irkut Corporation Rusian, and between AMP Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd and US-based Techno-Science Inc.
The four-day DSA is Asia's largest defence and security exhibition and one of the most prestigious defence exhibitions in the world that showcased the most comprehensive range of cutting-edge technology for the army, navy, air force as well as the security and homeland enforcement agencies.(Bernama)