Barter between Anoa Panser and Malaysian Car

June 19, 2010

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)

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2nd Delivery of Pindad Panser, July 2009

July 11, 2009

Source: kaskus.us, alutsista.blogspot.com, Pikiran Rakyat, wikipedia.org, antara.

After some cancellations, finally President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) witnessed and inaugurated 40 Pindad panser delivery ceremony in Bandung, on Friday, July 10, 2009. At this time, Pindad over handed Anoa pansers to TNI-AD through Defense Office. This was a second delivery from Pindad after 20 pansers at first delivery and will be followed more 40 pansers until the end of this year as informed by Pindad CEO, Adik Alvianto.

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Manufacturing 6 x 6 Anoa Panser by Pindad for total 154 units is a realization Rp 1.26 T (US$ 120M) contract between Pindad and Defense Ministry. This contract scheduled will be targeted to be finished its delivery in 2010, with 100 units in 2009 and remaining 54 units will be delivered in 2010 that consists of 50 regular 6 x 6 Anoa pansers and 4 units with 4 x 4 configuration for recon unit. The specs of these pansers are use Renault engine, 6 m long x 2.5 m wide x 2.5-2.9 high, 11 – 14 tonnes weight, monocoque armored w/ STANAG 4569 level 3, 12.7 machine gun and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher as main armament, power 320 HP and speed 90 km/h, electronic component such as radio and anti jamming. Mostly, all components have been produced by local factories, such as steel by cooperation with Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and PT Krakatau Steel (KS), electronics parts from PT LEN and now researching with Texmaco (Indonesian local private machine & truck manufacturer) for gearbox and engines for future plan.

At this time, former 4-star general, SBY took a ride on 6 x 6 Pindad panser for 1 km pass from CN-235 hangar to Management Center Building of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI). This delivery ceremony was held in DI instead of in Pindad’s yard was because there was no sufficient plenty room in Pindad to deal with 40 pansers line up during ceremony.

This indigenous project by Pindad is an evidence that Indonesian industries have reached the advanced industry standard, especially for military specification. Hopefully, for next development, Pindad and with other Indonesian counterparts and most importantly with government’s support (budget availability related) can create other creative products such as canon multi-wheeled vehicle, armored tracked vehicle and amphibious carrier with high worldwide standard as national pride and independence in Indonesian main armament system.


Jakarta Military Command (KODAM Jaya) Anti Terror Drill using Pindad Panser

June 4, 2009

by RubenLaden (taken from http://www.kaskus.us)

Indonesia soldiers take position during as security drill to fight against possible terrorist attack in the capital Jakarta on June 3, 2009. A couple of hundreds Indonesian soldiers from the Jakarta Military Command (KODAM Jaya) along with Indonesian anti-terror police put their professional skills on display in a city with a history of past terrorist bombings, including the Marriott hotel in August, 2003. During this drill, they used Anoa Pindad Panser as their military all-wheel drive vehicle.

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Pindad Panser from Indonesia

May 11, 2009

The news and information of military and state defense topics of Indonesia, my beloved country, are the ones that I really interested in and care. This is kinda field that I wanna mostly surf in the web. The most interesting topic is military main system armament of Indonesia (=alutsista-excuse me for mistranslation). In related with that topic, there some strategic state owned companies that design and manufacture some military equipment for Indonesian armed forces. Generally for military related, PT Pindad concentrates in combat rifle/gun, combat vehicle, artillery, bullets/explosive and other accessories, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (formerly is PT Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara-IPTN) concentrates in aerial and aeronautical products such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft, PT PAL concentrates in combat vessel and associated nautical/marine products, PT Dahana concentrates in ammunition and explosives products, PT LEN concentrates in electronics and associated software products and so on.

There was an updated news about Pindad panser recently. A Pindad made panser is the one that makes me proud of. Finally our state owned company from Bandung can make a tremendous product that can contest with other foreign heavy military vehicle. Long enough I have heard regarding that project and still waiting for the latest updates for Pindad panser.

In Indo Defence & Aerospace Exhibition, November 2008, in Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta there was surprising show to me that the newest panser of Pindad in my opinion had a great difference and improvement with previously reported. It is a panser with 90 mm caliber canon. This canon panser was made in similar base with previously reported 6×6 panser that already been tested, commissioned and performed several dynamic demos in front of vice president of Indonesia during that exhibition. The newest type of Pindad panser will be tested and commissioned as soon as in 2009.

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Pindad’s source stated, a recent demand of the canon panser is to provide the cavalry brigade of the army (TNI-AD) and the amount is only 20’s units up to now. Pindad has finished the first prototype which was shown in this Indo Defence. “Now we are just waiting for engine installation,” said Tri Hardjono, Director of Development and Planning in Pindad’s booth to Angkasa.

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Pindad panser uses Renault diesel engine, inline 6 Cylinder 320 HP turbo charger inter-cooler. It is not only equipped with primary weapon 90 mm caliber but also completed with coaxial 7.62 mm automatic heavy gun.

Pindad panser has 6.0 m long x 2.5 m wide x 2.9 m high body dimension. This combat vehicle can be driven up to 600 km tour distance. Maximum speed is 90 km/hour with turning radius is 10 m. Other support equipment on this combat vehicle are NVG (night vision goggle) and 6 tons winch.

In early May 2009, some of Pindad pansers have been delivered to TNI-AD of  total 154 units that must be finished in April 2010.

Credit to Angkasa Magazine, Karbol & militaryphotos.