06 November 2014

Badak Armed Vehicle Makes Debut at Show

06 November 2014


Badak 6x6 with 90mm cannon (photo : Pindad)

Local company PT Pindad (Hall D, Stand 061) has teamed with CMI Defence of Belgium to develop the Badak (6x6) direct fire platform to meet the potential future operational requirements of the Indonesian Army.

Badak features a new design all-welded monocoque steel hull that leverages from the current production Anoa (6x6) armoured personnel carrier (APC), of which more than 100 have now been built for Indonesia.

The layout differs from that of the Anoa APC, with the power pack located front left and the driver seated towards the front on the right side, leaving the remainder of the hull clear for the installation of the turret.

The powerpack consists of a 340hp diesel engine coupled to an automatic transmission, giving a maximum road speed of 90km/h. The steel armour hull provides protection up to STANAG 4569 Level 3, which is against attack from 12.7mm machine gun fire.

The vehicle is fitted with double wishbone suspension to provide for increased mobility and improved stability when engaging targets.

Direct firepower is provided by the installation of the CMI Defence CSE 90LP two-person turret, which has been produced in large quantities and can be fitted with various types of fire control system.

This is armed with a CMI Defence 90mm low-pressure rifled gun, which can fire a wide range of ammunition. In addition, there is a 7.62mm co-axial machine gun, with another 7.62mm machine gun mounted on the left side of the turret roof for use in the self-defence and air defence roles, plus banks of 76mm grenade launchers.

The baseline turret is provided with protection to STANAG 4569 Level 1, but can be upgraded to Level 4 if required by the customer.

(Jane's)

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