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Indo Defence 2016: Tank boat dominance moves up river

1st November 2016 - 04:11 GMT | by Tim Fish in Jakarta


The new X-18 Tank Boat built by Indonesian shipbuilder PT Lundin, named Antasena, is expected to begin firing trials next year.

An actual-sized model is on display at the Indo Defence exhibition. Antansena combines the versatility of a lightweight catamaran with the power of a 105mm gun from CMI Defence, one of Lundin's partners.

The Indonesian MoD has taken a real interest in the system. Widjajanto, the chief commercial officer at PT Pindad – the other partner of Lundin – said that the Minister of Defence has expressed interest in developing a new specialist ‘swamp battalion’ that can traverse the

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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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