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DSA 2018: Kaplan MT seeks Indonesian qualification

17th April 2018 - 01:01 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Kuala Lumpur

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The Kaplan MT medium tank, a joint design between Turkish firm FNSS and Indonesian company PT Pindad, is set to undergo qualification tests in Indonesia, officials told Shephard at the DSA 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

These trials will continue through the Indonesian summer. Upon their conclusion, Cem Altinisik, PR and publicity unit manager at FNSS, said that he expected negotiations with Indonesia for series production to start next year.

Currently only one Kaplan MT prototype exists, this being completed in early 2017, but a second Kaplan is currently being assembled by PT Pindad in Indonesia. FNSS will transfer all …

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