Ops Daulat - Malaysia Offensive Operation against Kiram II Followers Updated 8
12 nos Malaysia Army ACV 300 ADNAN has been arrived in Lahad Datu to support the offensive operation Malaysia Armed Forces against Kiram Fighter yesterday. The Adnan is the most updated AFV in inventory. NSS developed the ACV-300 based on the AIFV to meet the Turkish Land Forces Command's (TLFC's) operational requirement. The first production vehicles were delivered in 1992. The basic AIFV has a one-person power-operated turret armed with a 25mm cannon and 7.62mm co-axial machine gun. FNSS Defense Systems' latest development is the Armored Combat Vehicle - New Generation which has an additional roadwheel each side. This can undertake a wider range of battlefield missions as it has greater internal volume and load-carrying capability.
The vehicle is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by its tracks. Standard equipment includes passive night vision equipment, an NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) protection system and smoke grenade launchers. Malaysia has ordered 211 ACV-300 in different versions in 2000, all of which have been delivered.
The Malaysian version of the AIFV is a result of a collaboration between FNSS and the Malaysian company DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech). Malaysia's ACV-300 tanks are nicknamed the Adnan, after Adnan bin Saidi, a Malay Lieutenant hero who fought in the Battle of Singapore during World War II. They are manufactured locally at Pekan in Pahang.The ACV-300 can be fitted with a number of turret choices to tailor to individual customer requirements. They are also equipped with firing ports, which allows infantrymen to fire their weapons from within the vehicle.