Deftech select Kent Periscopes for Malaysian AV-8 programme

DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech) selected Kent Periscopes Limited as the provider of periscopes and reversionary sights for the new 8x8 Armoured Wheeled Vehicle (AV-8) programme for the Malaysian Armed Forces. The scope of supply covers all periscopes for installation in the vehicle hull, hatches and where applicable turrets, together with our popular Sabre Sight for the 2-Man turret vehicle variant.

"We are delighted to have been selected as the sole supplier of periscopes for this significant new vehicle programme and feel that this further reinforces the very strong competitive position that we have established in our market" commented Steve Pender, Commercial Director at Kent Periscopes, following the contract signing In Kuala Lumpur. "The agreement reached with Deftech covers the full range of periscope requirements across the AV-8 fleet, with a number of individual periscope models specifically designed and developed by us for this vehicle requirement."

Kent Periscopes' Technical Director, Gary Owen, added "We have worked very hard over recent years to establish our company as one of the leading international suppliers of unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment. Our success in being selected for the AV-8 programme is a great example of where our expertise in designing, developing and manufacturing a range of attractive solutions provides us with a real competitive edge."