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DSA 2018: Malaysian companies unveil special operations vehicles | Jane’s 360
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DSA 2018: Malaysian companies unveil special operations vehicles | Jane’s 360

Two Malaysian companies unveiled at the 16-19 Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) new 4×4 vehicles that are being marketed for special operations forces (SOF) in Southeast Asia.

Selangor-based firm Kembara Suci (KS) showcased its 5.3 m-long Tafuq special operations vehicle (SOV), which has been primarily designed to meet a requirement for the commando units of the Malaysian armed forces, but is also being offered to other Southeast Asian countries.

Powered by a 197 bhp diesel engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 1.86 m-wide and 1.81 m-high vehicle can be equipped with up to three weapon mounts that can carry a 7.62 mm, a 12.7 mm machine gun, and a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

Designed for quick-reaction teams the recently developed four-seat platform has a kerb weight of 2,010 kg, a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 kg, a ground clearance of 250 mm, and a fording capability of 500 mm.

Source: DSA 2018: Malaysian companies unveil special operations vehicles | Jane’s 360