Indonesia - Tiger medium tank to be mass-produced soon
The Indonesian Tiger medium tank is a joint project associating the Indonesian company PT Pindad and the Turkish FNSS company. The second prototype will undergo a series of tests in view of obtaining its certification next June.
The Indonesian "Tiger" medium tank is nearing its mass-production phase (Picture source: FNSS)
According to President Director of PT Pindad, Abraham Mose, the testing step will be the opening door before the medium tank is mass produced. "Having proven successful in the test, we directly production," he said on 29 April. Orders for the medium tank are already rolling: TNI (the Indonesian army), through the Defense Minister, will order 100 units. Another of the Asean countries has already shown interest.
A series of tests carried on with the medium tank’s the second prototype include static tests, mechanical tests, dynamic tests, and firing tests to check the reliability of the weaponry, a 105mm caliber gun. The gun has an autoloader mechanism with 12 shells in the turret and 26 additional ones in the hull. The tank that can drive up to 70 km/h. It is manned by three crew members (driver, commander, gunner).
In addition to the cannon, the 32-ton tank is also equipped with the latest technological devices concerning hunter-killer system, passive protection, battle management system, and level 5 protection.