Mid 1980s – 1990s : Import Substitution Industrialisation (ISI)

     

    Malaysia decided to embark more aggressively on an ISI policy focusing on heavy industrialisation as part of the New Economic Policy. There was also an urgent need to force modernisation under Perkembangan Istimewa Angkatan Tentera (PERISTA) in the governments strategy to privatise and corporatise many of its defence facilities.

     

     

     

    1996 : Incorporation of DEFTECH

    DEFTECH was established to support Malaysia’s vision on industrialisation and self-reliant defence aspirations. An approximate RM7 – 8 million is spent yearly using our own resources on Research and Development mainly for the Malaysian Army.

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