Malaysia to Purchase Indonesian Armoured Vehicles

17 August 2011 (Last Updated August 17th, 2011 18:30)

Malaysia is to purchase 32 Anoa armoured vehicles from the Indonesian defence industry, Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has said. The Detik.com news portal quoted the minister as saying, "The sale of 32 armoured vehicles has been conducted. The contract had already been se

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

The Detik.com 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.