The Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto symbolically handed over 40 Maung tactical light vehicles made by PT Pindad to the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, General Andika Perkasa at the Defense Ministry Leadership Meeting on January 13. The total order for Maung phase 1 from the Ministry of Defense is 500 units which will be completed in stages. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense will continue to support efforts to increase domestic defense equipment production, as well as support research and development programs so that later all domestic production can be completely independent. PT Pindad President Director Abraham Mose expressed his appreciation for the Ministry of Defense’s trust in using domestic products to support the Indonesian Armed Forces.
The Rantis Maung 4×4 was indigenously designed and developed by PT Pindad to meet Indonesian Armed Forces requirements for an unarmored light tactical vehicle and special operations light strike vehicle. The development of Maung itself was completed more than three years ago, followed by a long process for the construction design. Starting from the chassis, the body, dimensions to other original technical calculations were worked out by Pindad. The power generated by Toyota Hilux 2,494 cc, 16-Valve DOHC turbo diesel engine is 149 hp, while the torque is set at 400 Nm. The engine is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, with a rear differential lock. The vehicle has is equipped with a 7.62mm SS2-V4 light machine gun, and seating for 4 soldiers including the driver.