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Indo Defence 2016: Small arms revolution

27th October 2016 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Indonesia is becoming self-sufficient in small arms and ammunition production through its domestic armaments manufacturer PT Pindad.

Pindad launched four new weapon types during a ceremony at the MoD on 9 June. They are: the 7.62mm SS3 assault rifle, 5.56mm SS2-V7 Subsonic assault rifle, 9mm PM3 submachine gun and 9mm G2 Premium automatic pistol.

The SS3 is an upgrade of the in-service SS2 assault rifle. Pindad said, ‘The SS3 uses 7.62mm ammunition and has been designed as a designated marksman rifle for use in assault teams that require a high level of accuracy.’ 

Silmy Karim, former CEO of Pindad,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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