10 WESTSTAR GS CARGOS FOR THE DEFENSE FORCES OF TIMOR LESTE
In a concentrated move to broaden the Weststar Group of Companies’ horizon and exert more presence abroad, Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Weststar Group of Companies, today signed a contract worth RM2.2 million for the supply of 10 initial Weststar General Service (GS) Cargo military vehicles with the Defense Forces of Timor Leste. Signed in the Defense Secretary of State’s office in Dili, delivery of the vehicles is due to be completed within four months of the contract signing.
Following months of negotiations and trials, the Defense Forces of Timor Leste has agreed to procure the Weststar GS Cargo utility vehicle as part of its military vehicle lineup expansion exercise. The initial batch of 10 units is part of the 50 units to be delivered in the pipeline later this year. The total worth of the contract is estimated to amount to about RM11 million.
“This particular deal inked with the Timor Leste government outlines our conviction stemming from the confidence the group as a whole exudes about growing our market share in each of the sector we have vested interests in,” said Dato’ Nik Hamdan, Weststar Group Senior Vice President.
Designed to facilitate a wide range of security and defense roles, the Weststar GS Cargo is available in various configurations that include hard and soft tops as well as manual and automatic transmissions sturdily put together to meet military-specific requirements for rigorous land base applications.
In addition, the 750kg low maintenance utility vehicle, built off the base model of a civilian chassis boasts a generous volume capacity, which can carry up to ten soldiers with full gear and cargo.
Further, the 2.5L engine vehicle operates efficiently on road and cross-country operations, hence offering a robust operational flexibility with superb mobility and maneuverability capabilities while at the same time being air transportable.