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Indonesia to certify Kaplan medium tank

11th October 2017 - 00:52 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


The Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) publicly displayed a prototype of the Kaplan medium tank for the first time at a 72nd anniversary parade of the armed forces in Cilegon.

The vehicle is one of two known Kaplan prototypes, although it now sports TNI-AD three-colour camouflage and markings. Interestingly, it was also seen labelled ‘Harimau Hitam’ (Black Tiger), but it is unclear if this will be the official Indonesian designation.

An FNSS spokesperson told Shephard that the jointly developed prototype will be tested and ‘qualified’ in Indonesia and series production will also take place there.

The medium tank is being developed under

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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