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 (6×6) 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 (6×6) 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 (4×4), 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.
Anoa- 2 (6×6) armoured personnel carrier (APC)
|Dimensions and weight|
|Machine guns||1 x 12.7-mm (500 rounds)|
|Engine||Renault MIDR 062045 diesel|
|Engine power||320 hp|
|Maximum road speed||92 km/h|
|Vertical step||0.6 m|
Badak (6×6) direct fire support vehicle
|One Cockerill Mk3 90 mm, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and one 7.62mm anti-aircraft machine
|Indonesia – Belgium|
|Night vision, laser range finder, ballistic computer|
|Stanag 4569 Level 3 7.62×51mm AP (WC core) at 30 meters with 930 m/s and shell splintersa|
|Length: 6 m; Width: 2.5 m; Height: 2.9 m|
|In service||2012 – present|
|Designed||October 2011 – March 2012|
|Unit cost||USD$2-3 million|
|Produced||November 2012 – present|
|Weight||5,800 kilograms (13,000 lb) (Empty)
7,300 kilograms (16,000 lb) (Combat)
|Length||5,560 mm (218.9 in)|
|Width||2,250 mm (88.6 in)|
|Height||2,150 mm (84.6 in)|
|Depends on variant|
|Depends on variant|
200 metric horsepower (150 kW)
|Transmission||Manual (6 Forward and 1 Reverse)|
|Ground clearance||440 mm (17.3 in)|
|Fuel capacity||200 L (53 U.S. gal)|
|700 km (430 mi)|
|Speed||80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) (Maximum, Flat)
50 kilometres per hour (31 mph) (Maximum, offroad)
100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) (Maximum, highway)
PT Lundin X18 tank boat
The X18 “Tank Boat” developed by PT. Lundin (North Sea Boats) in cooperation with Pindad and CMI Defence. Also involved in the project is OIP Sensor Systems which will be responsible for the boat’s sensors suite.
The company’s lightweight Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret that features a 105mm gun is on the one hand capable of providing direct fire support, an essential capability needed to destroy hardened positions using HESH rounds for instance when supporting an amphibibious assault. However, the lightweight turret also enables indirect fire support up to 10 km due to the gun’s elevation which can reach 42 degrees. In addition, the gun can be used to launch the Cockerill Falarick 105 anti tank guided munition which is guided by SAL and which has a range of 5 km. To be manned by a crew of four, the X18 will also typically feature a Bofors Lemur RCWS with a 7.62mm machinegun and a 30mm cannon.
To be powered by two MAN 1200 HP diesel engines driving two MJP450 waterjets, the versatile “tank boat” will also be able to accommodate 20 troops and a RIB that can be used for interdiction or insertion of forces. Alternatively, it could also be used for logistics support up river or for medevac, Lundin claims. A foil assisted catamaran design with a draught of 1 m, the X18’s hull material consists mainly of infused vinylester composite. @miltechmag.com