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Indo Defence 2016: PT Pindad launches new Sanca 4x4 MRAP

03 November 2016

Indonesian state owned company PT Pindad launched a new 4x4 mine-resistant armoured vehicle on 3 November that has been developed through a collaboration project with Thales.

The vehicle, known as Sanca, is based on Thales Australia's Bushmaster multirole protected platform but has been customised for Indonesian requirements, industry officials said at the launch ceremony at the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta.

The Sanca is based on the Thales Australia Bushmaster, and has been modified for Indonesian requirements. (IHS/Patrick Allen)The Sanca is based on the Thales Australia Bushmaster, and has been modified for Indonesian requirements. (IHS/Patrick Allen)

Speaking to IHS Jane's , they added that PT Pindad is close to securing a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to produce an initial batch of 50 Sanca vehicles for the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI).

A total of 30 will be operated by TNI peacekeeping forces and the remainder deployed by the TNI special forces, otherwise known as Kopassus.



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