Malaysia is to purchase 32 Anoa armoured vehicles from the Indonesian defence industry, Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has said.

The news portal quoted the minister as saying, “The sale of 32 armoured vehicles has been conducted. The contract had already been set.”

According to earlier media reports, the Malaysian order was worth $80m.

The Anoa armoured vehicle is fitted with 320hp 7,000cc engines manufactured by Mercedes Benz and Renault.

The Indonesian vehicle is also used by UN peacekeeping forces that are deployed in several conflict areas.