Kaplan MT Medium Tank MMWT FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank

Kaplan MT Medium Tank FNSS PT Pindad Indonesia Indonesian army Turley defense industry 925 001

Description

FNSS of Turkey and PT Pindad of Indonesia has launched the development of the Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) project called Kaplan MT (Medium Tank) to response to a request of the Indonesia army for a new medium tank. The concept design of the has been completed and unveiled during Indo Defense 2016, International Tri-Service Defence Expo & Forum in November 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The joint development of Medium weight tank design architecture includes advanced ballistic and mine protection systems with broad range of fire power from close support of infantry to anti-armor. This new generation medium tank's precision direct fire capability ensures required lethality with an outstanding tactical and strategic mobility. Turkey and Indonesia initiated the project to develop MMT in 2014. The production of the first prototype has already started. FNSS and PT Pindad make up the prime contractors of the project, whose intellectual property rights will be owned by the two countries. FNSS-PT Pindad Joint Development Medium Weight Tank comprises state of art modern technology platform with superior fire power supported with battlefield management and laser warning systems, providing tactical awareness to the commander. The vehicle is fully operable in broad range of altitude, humidity and temperature scale of -18°C/+55°C.

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Technical Data

Armament
The FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) or Kaplan MT is fitted with a two-man turret armed with a standard NATO 105mm rifled gun which can fire both AP (Armour Piercing) and HE (High Explosive) ammunitions. According FNSS CEO, the MMWT is fitted with the CT-CV weapon station designed and manufactured by the Belgian Company CMI Defence that incorporates an automatic loading system which contains 16 rounds in standard configuration and 12 rounds in air-deployable configuration. The 105mm gun has a maximum firing range of 4 km. Second armament includes one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun mounted to the left side of the main armament. the top of the turret can be fitted a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun for self-protection of the vehicle or to be used against aerial targets. A bank of four smoke grenade dischargers is mounted on each side at the front of the turret.
Design and protection
The layout of the FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) or Kaplan MT is similar to a standard MBT (Main Battle Tank) with the driver seat at the front center of the hull, turret in the centre with commander and gunner and powerpack at the rear. Interior of the vehicle is engineered carefully considering ergonomics of crew and different tactical and battlefield conditions including driving, firing and ammunition load and unload. The MMWT has a weight from 32,000 to 35,000 kg depending on the armour configuration. Special type of driver seat enables operator to have adequate field of view with accessibility to all cabin equipment. According FNSS CEO, the MMWT provides ballistic and mine protection Level 4 (STANAG 4569) firing of small arms 14.5 mm AP caliber on 360°, 155mm shell splinter at 30 m and mine explosion of 10 kg TNT under the track and the floor. It can be fitted with add-on armour to increase protection to Level 5 (STANAG 4569) protection against 25mm APDS-T (Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot - Tracer) ammunition.
Mobility
The FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) or Kaplan MT is motorized with a Diesel engine coupled with a fully automatic electronic controlled transmission, which results in a minimum of 20hp/ton ratio, depending on the configurable protection system. The cooling pack is cooled by an intelligent software driven hydraulic fan for optimum torque extraction and fuel economy, and two separate fuel tanks provide a minimum operating range of 450 km. The MMWT can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km/h. The torsion bar suspension consists on each side of six dual rubber-tyred road wheels with the drive sprocket at the front, the idler at the rear and track-return rollers. The MMWT can negotiate a gradient of 60% and side slopes of 30%. It can climb a vertical obstacle of 0.9 m and cross a trench of 2 m maximum. It can ford to a depth of 1.2 m without preparation.
Accessories
Standard equipment of the FNSS Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) or Kaplan MT includes wireless crew intercom system, navigation system, BMS (Battlefield Management system), laser warning system, CBRN protection system, and automatic fire extinguishing system. An auxiliary power unit enables turret operation when vehicle engine is not running by charging battery system. Advanced battery monitoring system is also equipped for optimum power management and silent Watch capabilities. The sighting system for both the gunner and the commander consists in two identical displays, one for day vision and the other one for night vision. A panoramic sight gives the commander observation and hunter killer capabilities.

Specifications

Armament Armor
One 105mm cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, and one 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun on the roof of the turret. Level 4 STANAG 4569 as standard configuration and add-on armour Level 5.
Country users Weight
Prototype 32,000 to 35,000 kg
Designer Country Speed
Turkey - Indonesia - Belgium for the turret 70 km/h
Accessories Range
Wireless crew intercom system, navigation ystem, BMS (Battlefield Management system), laser warning system, CBRN protection system, and automatic fire extinguishing system, auxiliray power unit, computerized firinf control, and panoramic sight. 450 km
Crew Dimensions
3 Length: 7 m; Width: 3.2 m; Height: 2.7 m

Details View

 
MMWT Modern Medium Weight Tank CT CV 105mm turret CMI Defence FNSS PT Pindad Turkey Turkish defense industry line drawing blueprint 925 001
 
Kaplan MT Medium Tank FNSS PT Pindad Indonesia Indonesian army Turley defense industry front view 001
Kaplan MT Medium Tank FNSS PT Pindad Indonesia Indonesian army Turley defense industry rear view 001
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