PT Pindad of Indonesia confirms order of weapons for Indonesian police
The Indonesian Defense Company PT Pindad has confirmed that the Indonesian Intelligence Agency (BIN) has ordered 517 weapons, that could be the assault rifle SS2, a replacement for the Pindad SS1 also manufactured by PT Pindad.
PT Pindad assault rifle SS2-V5
"Yes, there is a contract between PT Pindad and BIN for 517 assault rifles," said PT Pindad secretary Bayu A. Fiantori on Monday, September 25, 2017. Bayu added that the National Police planned to order 5,000 weapons from PT Pindad.
The SS2 family of rifles is manufactured in Indonesia by PT Pindad and is based on SS1 (FN FNC) rifle, made by the same factory under license from Belgian company FN Herstal. SS2 rifles are in use by Indonesian army since 2005, and also are offered for export. Initially available in three basic versions (standard rifle SS2-V1, carbine SS2-V2 and para-sniper SS2-V4) it is now also available in sub-compact SS2-V5 version, first shown in 2008.
PT Pindad (Persero) since its establishment in 1983 has been producing various kinds of weapons ranging from rifles, handguns, pistols and other weapons.
Production of weapons continue to be improved based on the research and development of PINDAD experts together with users to define the product specifications required.