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Indo Defence 2016: Medium tank takes centre stage

2nd November 2016 - 10:20 GMT | by Tim Fish in Jakarta


Plans for the Indonesian Army to acquire a new medium tank are developing with a Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) offering from Turkish vehicle manufacturer FNSS.

The company is partnered with domestic Indonesian defence manufacturer PT Pindad and Belgian company CMI Defence, which will provide the 105mm gun and turret.

FNSS is providing its new Kaplan armoured fighting vehicle chassis, which it developed for Turkey’s anti-tank weapon carrying vehicle (WCV) programme and was contracted for it by Turkey’s SSM procurement department earlier this year.

Although a model is on display at the Indo Defence exhibition, the company

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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