Indonesian Defense Company Pindad ready to launch new light tracked armoured vehicle 3110133
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|Thursday, October 31, 2013 08:22 AM|
Indonesian Defense Company Pindad ready to launch new light tracked armoured vehicle.
The Indonesian Defense Company Pindad is ready to launch its first tracked light armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The vehicle enters now in the phase to produce a prototype.
The new light tracked armoured produced by the Indonesian Defense Company Pindad.
The vehicle is based on a tracked chassis. The suspension consists of five small roadwheels with the drive sprocket at the front and the idler at the rear. The Pindad light armoured vehicle is motorized with water cooled 6 cylinder diesel engine developing 250 hp.
A cooperation understanding was signed between Indonesia and Turkey for the development of light and medium tank during the 11th International Defence Industries Fair (IDEF) held in Istanbul, earlier this month. Two Indonesian industrial organisation namely PT PINDAD and PT LEN will be respectively cooperating with FNSS Defence System and ASELSAN as part of the tank development cooperation understanding.
The Indonesian has set the period of three to five years for the eventual production of the light/medium tank. It has been reported that the design for the light/medium tank will be concluded this year while the prototype is scheduled to be rolled off next year.
On 2013, Pindad has unveiled its plan to manufacture light/medium tank based on the Alvis Scorpion CVRT and Rheinmettal Marder IFV, hence it is unsure to what extend does the collaboration with Turkish industries would influence on the initial design plan.