The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, also known as the Supreme Head of the Federation or simply King of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who is on a seven-day state visit to Turkey, visited the FNSS Defence Systems A. S, a leading defence industry player in Turkey. The king was received by Turkish National Defense Minister Halusi Akar, Nurol Holding and FNSS board member Gurol Carm?kl? and FNSS executives. Al-Sultan Abdullah who witnessed a demonstration by the FNSS Defence System was later briefed on the technological defence system developed by the FNSS.
The king was taken on a ride in two armoured vehicles developed by the FNSS. FNSS has partnered with Malaysian-owned DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech) to develop ACV 300 Adnan armoured vehicles in Pekan, Pahang. The armoured combat vehicle which was named Adnan in honour of a soldier (Leftenant Adnan Saidi) who was involved in a war with Singapore during World War II, has been used by the Royal Malaysian Army for almost 20 years. Malaysia had ordered and received 267 units of the ACV-300. The ongoing AV-8 GEMPITA 8×8 Wheeled Armored Vehicle Program, which was signed in 2011 are also 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 Çarm?kl?.
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 Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (English: FNSS Defence Systems A.?.) is a Turkish defense manufacturer founded in 1988. It is owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by British–American firm BAE Systems Inc., and operates facilities located in Gölba??, Ankara. It is a major supplier of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles as well as combat engineering vehicles, turrets and sustainability solutions for the Turkish Armed Forces and Allied Armed Forces.