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Byline: Zaidi Isham Ismail
KUALA LUMPUR: Italy's Oto Melara, one of the world's top 10 defence companies, strengthened its presence in Malaysia and the region by partnering privately-held Genting Etika Sdn Bhd.
The alliance is a platform for Oto to jointly bid for future armed forces projects especially from the yet-to-be announced second generation patrol vessel programme.
Genting Etika managing director Captain Azhar Abdul Rahman Sdn Bhd said the firm will invest RM5 million to set up a workshop facility in Lumut, Perak. This is to put the partnership in a better position to vie for business deals especially from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as well as …