SOFEX 2016

Indonesian export drive [SOFEX16D3]

12 May 2016

With the rapid expansion of the Indonesian defence industrial base (Hall 3, Stand A302), especially in the key area of equipment for land forces, Indonesia has now started to try to export some of its equipment.

This not only brings in valuable foreign currency but also helps to keep the local defence industrial base alive and retain highly skilled workers.

In addition to manufacturing a wide range of small arms and ammunition, Indonesian company Pindad is now expanding its range of wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).

Large numbers of the Anoa- 2 (6x6) armoured personnel carrier (APC) have been built for Indonesia and it is already being offered on the export market.

Pindad’s latest vehicle is the Badak (6x6) direct fire support vehicle, which has a different layout and is fitted with a CMI Defence two-person turret armed with a 90mm gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, with a similar weapon being mounted on the roof.

At the lighter end of the scale is the Komodo (4x4), which can be used as a reconnaissance vehicle, with a crew of four, or with a slightly longer, protected body as a troop carrier with a crew of two and carrying 10 dismounts.

On the naval front, PT Lundin is marketing the X18 tank boat, a foil-assisted catamaran with a top speed of 40kts.

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