Indonesian Ministry of Defense Delivered 43 Pindad Armored Vehicles to Indonesian Army
Indonesian Ministry of Defense Delivered 43 Pindad Armored Vehicles to Indonesian Army

Indonesian Ministry of Defense Delivered 43 Pindad Armored Vehicles to Indonesian Army

As part of the deliverables for the Indonesian Ministry of Defense Minimum Essential Force (MEF) projections, 17 Badak 6×6 fire support vehicles, 26 Anoa 6×6 armored personnel carrier dan 10 Komodo 4×4 recon armored cars were delivered by Indonesian defense company Pindad on January 20, 2022. Under a 2012 law, the Indonesian Armed Forces are supposed to procure all weapons, munitions, and vehicles from local manufacturers, if possible. Pindad is Indonesia’s state-owned arms manufacturer. It supplies the armed forces and national police with weapons, munitions, vehicles, and also produces heavy equipment like excavators and commercial explosives for the private sector.

The Badak is a 6×6 fire support vehicle designed and produced by PT Pindad. The Badak featured a new design with an all-welded monocoque steel hull with STANAG 4569 Level 3 protection, a new 340 hp power pack located at the front left, and the driver now seated on the right side (beside the engine), leaving the remainder of the hull clear for the installation of the turret. The suspension also utilizes double-wishbone independent suspension (as opposed to torsion bar on the Anoa) for better stability while firing the 90 mm canon. The Cockerill (CMI Defence) CSE 90LP two-person turret has baseline protection of up to STANAG 4569 Level 1 (upgradable to Level 4) and is armed with a 90 mm low-pressure rifled gun. The name Badak means rhinoceros in Indonesian.

 Pindad Anoa 6x6 armoured personnel carrier
Pindad Anoa 6×6 armoured personnel carrier (Photo by Pindad)

The Anoa is a 6×6 armored personnel carrier developed by PT Pindad of Indonesia. The Anoa used a monocoque hull design consisting of armored steel (RHA). The steel was made by PT Krakatau Steel to STANAG 4569 Level 3 standard to withstand 5.56 and 7.62 mm bullets. The engine was imported from France with a Renault MIDR 062045 six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine fitted with ZF S6HP502 automatic transmission from Germany. The prototype was first unveiled at the 61st anniversary of the Indonesian Army on October 5, 2006, in Army headquarter at Cilangkap, east of capital Jakarta. The design of the Anoa has been licensed from that of the French VAB, which is also in service with Indonesia. The vehicle is named after the Anoa, which is a type of buffalo indigenous to Indonesia.

The Komodo is a 4×4 light armored car developed and produced by Pindad. Its design features are made similar to the Renault Sherpa Light Scout family, which is also used by Indonesia. The Komodo’s external designs also resemble the Humvee. The Komodo’s monocoque armored body is bulletproof and it can withstand 7.62 mm or lower caliber rifle and handgun bullets. The Komodo’s glass is also made bulletproof. The Komodo turbo intercooler diesel engine has a total horsepower of 215 PS at 2500 RPM. Pindad has publicly stated that they used imported components such as Hino for machinery parts and Michelin for the tires. Its diesel engines were imported directly from Renault. The vehicle is named after the Komodo dragon, which is a type of giant monitor lizard indigenous to Indonesia.

Pindad Badak 6×6 fire support vehicle dan Komodo 4x4 recon armored car
Pindad Badak 6×6 fire support vehicle dan Komodo 4×4 recon armored car (Photo by Pindad)

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