The King of Malaysia, His Majesty Al Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah, visited FNSS, together with the Malaysian Minister of Economy, Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, on 17 August 2022.
The King Al Sultan Abdullah came to Türkiye at the official invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
His Majesty Al Sultan Abdullah was welcomed at FNSS by The Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Nurol Holding and FNSS board member Gürol Çarmıklı and FNSS executives. The King of Malaysia His Majesty Al Sultan Abdullah, closely examined FNSS’s Tracked and Wheeled armoured vehicles and was briefed with the company’s projects and activities.
Within the scope of the presentation, FNSS’s over 20 years of efforts to strengthen Malaysian local defence industry and contribution to Malaysian Armed Forces deterrence were marked. FNSS together with its local partner Deftech are the number one supplier of Malaysian Army for the Armored Combat Vehicles. Following the Malaysian ADNAN ACV programs completed between 2000-2010, the ongoing AV-8 GEMPITA 8x8 Wheeled Armored Vehicle Program, which was signed in 2011 are carried out jointly at Deftech facilities in Pekan, Pahang.
“FNSS has a long history in Malaysia and has been the pillar of Malaysian and Turkish defence industrial cooperation for many years. I sincerely believe FNSS’s existence in Malaysia will continue for many more years to come with such a proven and successful background in the country,” said FNSS Board Member Gürol Çarmıklı.
After the presentation at the company’s test site, an armoured vehicle demonstration was held. The visit was completed with a lunch given at FNSS in honour of His Majesty Al Sultan Abdullah. This visit has a special meaning for FNSS in terms of the long-term reliable cooperation in defence between Malaysia and Turkey.
FNSS is a globally recognized land systems company that specializes in designing and producing wheeled and tracked armoured combat vehicles as well as combat engineering vehicles, turrets and sustainability solutions. As the preferred solution provider of users in various countries, the Company has delivered thousands of armoured combat vehicles worldwide.
FNSS offers innovative solutions during the entire product life cycle; from the design phase to the end of service life. Ever since the first roll-out in 1990, the Company has continuously improved its vehicle design and production capabilities in line with the requirements of its users. FNSS’ KAPLAN class tracked armoured product family and PARS wheeled armoured vehicles are poised to shape new generation combat vehicle trends well into the 21st century. (Photo © FNSS)