Indonesia and Turkey looking to strengthen defense ties

Kaplan MT Medoum Tank Jointly Manufactured by FNSS Turkey and PT Pindad Indonesia.

Turkey and Indonesia are working on several defense projects, including an armored personnel carrier and remotely steered weapons systems learned GDC quoting defense officials of PT Pindad.

PT Pindad innovation and product development manager, Windu Paramarta, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the KAPLAN MT tanks – jointly developed by Turkey’s FNSS Defense Industries Company and PT Pindad – have advanced to the production phase. PT Pindad will deliver 18 tanks to Indonesian armed forces by next year.

Kaplan MT Medium Tank Jointly Manufactured by FNSS Turkey and PT Pindad Indonesia.

The Kaplan MT medium tank brings together state-of-the-art modern technology platforms with superior firepower, supported by battlefield management systems and laser warning systems, providing tactical support to the commander.

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Noting that two countries are currently working on the development of armored personnel carriers and remotely controlled weapons systems, Paramarta said preliminary meetings were also underway for the prototype of carrier project. Process for other projects including design of remote weapons systems are expected to be completed this year.

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