On June 09, 2010, Jakarta, Minister of Trade of Indonesia, MS Hidayat, told that thru PT Pindad (Persero) Indonesia has got order from Malaysia to manufacture Anoa panser with the value up to US$ 80 millions. With this order from Malaysia, apparently Indonesian military industries has showed theirs quality indigenous products have been recoginesed by other countries.
However in this offer, there is a condition from Malaysia that Indonesian counterpart must do trade off with Malaysian product, that is a barter agreement about 25% from that total with Malaysian Proton car.
Director General of Transportation and Telematics of Industrial Ministry, Budi Dharmadi informed that his office is calculating the value of the trade off products and sedan cars from Proton will be used as taxi fleet by Indonesian private companies that willingly to acquire those products from Malaysia. Budi said that his office only facilitate that trade off process and the further process will be pure bussiness to bussiness dealing. He added, this trade off will give benefit to both sides, especially for Pindad panser that will gain broad recognition. One of the recognition is from UN peacekeeping mission. Since April 2010, about 13 Anoa pansers has been deployed to Lebanon as armor personnel vehicle of Unifil Indonesian contingent.
Meanwhile, the realization of the agreement is on going discussed.
(Source: http://www.kaskus.us, pralangga.org)