DEFTECH Defence Technology

DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies


Shah Alam, Selangor

DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH), is a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad incorporated on 17th October 1996 as a key industrial driver towards Malaysia’s self-relience defence aspirations. DEFTECH is a premier defence company setting the benchmark in design, development, manufacturing and supply of armoured and logistics vehicles for all sectors of Malaysian National Security. Synonymous with excellent land systems maintenance repair & overhaul capabilities DEFTECH is a trusted service provider for military based MRO. In the domains of aerospace, composite structures, unmanned systems and systems integration, DEFTECH is the holder of integral International-standard industry certifications and accreditations.

DEFTECH‘s commercial arm is also a preferred supplier for specialised vehicles including commercial buses. Our long-term strategy is to develop an indigenous land combat system as well as an airborne surveillance, control and combat system through strategic collaborations with various stakeholders in doing so DEFTECH aims to become Malaysia’s best and most comprehensive defence contractor.

Facilities in DEFTECH HQ

Pekan, Pahang

DEFTECH’s Defence and Security Manufacturing Division plant is located in Pekan, Pahang, and was established in 2001 at a cost of approximately RM70 million. The manufacturing of all armoured vehicles is carried out at the plant. It was given a RM100 million upgrade in 2014 to prepare for the production of the DEFTECH AV8. Fitted with required resources and facilities, the plant has the flexibility to undertake a variety of different jobs at once. It is also fully equipped with facilities which are capable of generating most of its requirements in-house.

Facilities in DEFTECH Manufacturing