DTM to attend Defence Services Asia 2012


Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers (DTM), a privately owned South African armoured vehicles company, will be attending the Defence Services Asia 2012 Exhibition, to be held in Kuala Lampur, Asia, from 16 to 19 April.

Exhibiting in hall 1, booth 1010K, visitors will have the opportunity to find out why the Springbuck APC has become so popular in the defence industry.

This permanent 4×4 vehicle not only boasts exceptional manoeuvrability, but, with its powerful MWM six-litre engine, also handles effortlessly on the open road. Special attention has been given to the ergonomics of the driver and 10 passengers.

With a ballistic protection of B6 upgradeable to B7, the all-steel armoured v-shaped hull is designed to withstand a TM57 landmine under the hull or two under any wheel.

The standard Springbuck APC configuration can be easily adapted to various applications such as command vehicle, ambulance and cash-in-transit vehicle, and, with the addition of a variety of turret-mounted weaponry, it can be effectively used as a combat vehicle. The Springbuck APC is designed for ease of operation and repair, using internationally available driveline components for assured reliability as well as availability of parts.

As South Africans, we look forward to providing potential defence customers at DSA 2012 with the best product in its range as well as the best value available on the market.