Turkish company Aselsan is expanding collaboration with Malaysia in support of several contracts to supply its SMASH 30 mm remote-controlled stabilised naval gun system to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
An official from Aselsan told Jane’s on 28 February that the company has recently signed an additional contract to supply the MMEA with three more SMASH systems that will be integrated onto three offshore patrol vessels the agency will acquire from local shipyard, Destini Shipbuilding & Engineering (DSE), from 2021. Aselsan is contracted to supply the SMASH systems in 2019–20.
Across other contracts, the MMEA has already ordered six SMASH gun systems – with three already delivered – which are being installed on six new-generation patrol craft (NGPC) also being constructed by DSE.
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