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Malaysian Condor APC and other variants
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Re: Malaysian Condor APC and other variants
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 02:01:05 AM »
From: 7rangers.com


Right a Malaysian Condor with twin GPMG' s which was in service in Mogadishu.
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A Malaysian Condor destroyed by the Somalis whilst mounting a rescue of 70 American Rangers in Mogadishu on the 3rd of October 1993 in the Bakarra Market area. Four vehicles of the same type were destroyed. They were abandoned after being hit, the American Spectre AC-130 blasted them later, to prevent Malaysian equipment falling into the Militia's hands.
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Re: Malaysian Condor APC and other variants
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 02:07:02 AM »
Sabah Crisis: Lahad Datu stand-off (2013)

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 02:10:07 AM »
Deftech proposes an upgrade version of Condor 4x4 armoured personnel carrier to Malaysian army | Army Recognition - 20 April 2016
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The ARM RPZ CONDOR 4x4 is an Armoured Remanufacturing Program ("ARM") for the German-made Radpanzer CONDOR ("RPZ CONDOR") 4x4 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) to the Malaysian Army.

The current RPZ CONDOR has shown excellent overall performance, durability and reliability since its inception into the Malaysian Army in 1981. It is in used in all four regiments of the Royal Amoured Corps of the Malaysian Army and will be decommissioned by 2018. However, the decommissioned RPZ CONDOR will be replaced with the Armoured Vehicle 8x8 GEMPITA for only two Regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps. Hence, the other two Regiments will either need new assets or remanufacture / refurbished of the present system.

According to Lt Kol (K) Dato' Amril Samsudin, Group Chief Executive Officer of DEFTECH, "The Armour Directorate of the Malaysian Army has indicated that a total of 316 units of RPZ CONDORs need to be refurbished and upgraded in stages to meet the Royal Armoured Corp s Order of Battle "


Deftech ARM RPZ CONDOR 4x4 armoured personnel carrier at DSA 2016, Defence Services Asia Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysia reveals Condor logistics vehicle prototype | IHS Jane's 360 - 01 September 2017
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Malaysia’s Deftech unveiled a converted Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Condor 4x4 logistics support vehicle prototype during Malaysia’s Independence Day parade on 31 August.

The original armoured personnel carrier (APC) has been converted into a flatbed logistics support vehicle, with the primary intention of transporting and supporting Deftech’s Aludra unmanned aerial vehicle, though the vehicle can be employed for general logistics support as well.

The conversion involves removal of the top half of the APC’s troop compartment and transforming the freed space into a flatbed to transport supply containers securely. With the passenger space eliminated, internal personnel capacity is now limited to only the driver and vehicle commander.

Deftech is also considering the installation of an integral loader crane to facilitate loading and unloading.

Jane’s has learnt that the prototype vehicle was developed in late 2015 by Deftech under a company funded initiative based on the requirement for a rugged mobility vehicle to transport the Aludra UAV.


Deftech’s upgraded 4x4 Condor prototype seen during the Independence Day Parade rehearsal. Source: Dzirhan Mahadzir