MINDEF signed agreement with Thales in DSEI Exhibition UK

Datuk Junaidah Kamaruddin (right) representing the Ministry of Defence, exchanging agreement letter with Pierre Benard of Thales from United Kingdom.

London:  The Ministry of Defence Malaysia has signed a tripartite agreement between the government of Malaysia, DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (Deftech) and Thales at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) booth in the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in ExCel here recently.

The agreement is for the offset related to the acquisition of AV8 wheeled armoured vehicle. TDA Armements, subsidiary of Thales Group is the supplier for 2R2M 120mm mortar to Deftech.

The Ministry of Defence was represented by Deputy Secretary General (Policy), Datuk Junaidah Kamarruddin while Thales was represented by Vice President, Vehicles and Tactical Systems, Pierre Benard.

The signing was witnessed by Chief of Defence Force, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affendi Raja Mohamed Noor and Thomas Pistre, Country Director of Thales in Malaysia.

Amongst the programmes conducted at DSEI was the DIT DSO-Malaysia Networking Event, DSA’s collaboration with UK Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO).

The parties with their letters after signing the agreement at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in ExCel, London, recently.

The event has brought together especially invited guests from UK SMEs and Malaysian companies for a networking session hosted by the DIT DSG Small Business Unit. The event took place on the 12th September at the DIT DSO/UK MOD business lounge at DSEI.

DSEI is a global defence and security event with five key sector focused zones namely Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint all showcasing the latest equipment and systems. The DSA has been participating in DSEI since the show started in 2001 and this is their ninth participation.

DSA Exhibition and Conference Sdn. Bhd. is the organiser of the renowned international exhibition Defence Services Asia (DSA) which will take place in Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur from 16-19 April 2018. It has 30 years of experience in the defence show business.

DSA is supported and co-organised by the Ministry of Defence Malaysia. As part of the promotional activities for the event, DSA together with top government officials comprising of General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affendi Raja Mohamed Noor, Chief of Defence Force; General Tan Sri Zulkiple Kassim, Chief of Army;  Lt. General Datuk Seri Abdul Mutalib Datuk Ab. Wahab Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Air Operation Commander RMAF; Datuk Junaidah Kamaruddin, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of Ministry of Defence and Major General Datuk Wira Zamrose Mohd. Zain, Assistant Chief of Staff, Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters toured the exhibition that started from 12th to 15th September 2017. –Malaysia World News

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