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Indonesia goes tactical with 4x4 vehicles

22nd January 2021 - 01:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Indonesia adopts a locally developed and assembled light tactical vehicle, while signals point towards the development of a new indigenous MRAP too.

State-owned PT Pindad has supplied 40 Rantis Maung 4x4 vehicles to the Indonesian MoD.

The Indonesian military ordered 500 vehicles early last year, and the first batch was formally handed over by Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto on 13 January.

The company developed the vehicle internally as both a light tactical vehicle and light strike vehicle for special operations forces. The Rantis Maung with four removable doors is open-topped. It accommodates four soldiers, and the rear compartment has a canvas cover and a spare wheel is mounted on the rear too.

A 7.62mm SS2-V4 machine gun can be optionally fitted for

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

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