Deftech of Malaysia presents AV8 8x8 armoured vehicles with turret FNSS 25mm and Denel LCT30 1504141
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The 14Th Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14 - 17 April 2014
Deftech AV8 at DSA 2014
|Deftech of Malaysia presents AV8 8x8 armoured vehicles with turret FNSS 25mm and Denel LCT30.|
The Malaysian Defense Company Deftech presents the latest variants of the AV8 8x8 armoured vehicle programme for the Malaysian army at DSA 2014, the Defense Services Asia Exhibition. The Malaysian AV8 is based on the chassis of the Turkish-made PARS 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
Deftech AV8 with FNSS one-man turret armed with 25mm automatic cannon.
At DSA 2014, two variants of the AV8 is showed to the public, one fitted with the Turkish FNSS 25mm turret and another with the South African turret Denel LCT30 turret.
The design of these two versions has been finalised and the production is expected to start in August and twelve vehicles will be manufactured this year. The AV8 programme contract includes 257 vehicles in twelve variants produced for the Malaysian Army until 2018.
Deftech's is the prime contractor for AV8 programme with major technical partners FNSS, Thales and Denel.
PARS is the new generation of wheeled armored combat vehicle (WACV) designed and developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. The PARS has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload, and growth potential. The vehicles employ the latest designs and technologies with special emphasis on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. The vehicles are available in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.
FNSS developed a one man turret family named Sharpshooter™. The PARS with the FNSS Sharpshooter is armed with 25 mm Bushmaster automatic cannon. A 7.62mm coaxial machine gun is mounted to the left side of the main armament. The turret is fully stabilized and can fire on the move by day and night.
The LCT30 is a two-man turret designed and manufactured in South Africa by the Defence Company Denel. The Denel LCT30 turret is armed with a 30mm gun and one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
Deftech AV8 with Denel two-man turret armed with a 30mm automatic cannon.