01 November 2016

Australia, Indonesia to Jointly Develop an Armoured Vehicle

01 November 2016


Australia and Indonesia are looking to co-develop a vehicle based on the Thales Bushmaster (photo : Otomania)

Australia and Indonesia have signed an agreement to expand defence industrial collaboration with a view to jointly developing an armoured vehicle, the two countries said on 28 October.

In a joint statement the two said the accord would result in the co-development of a platform, based on Thales Australia's Bushmaster multirole protected vehicle design, which will be customised for Indonesian military requirements.

Work under the agreement, which was signed in Jakarta during the two countries' fourth 2+2 foreign and defence ministers dialogue, will feature "leading Indonesian and Australian defence industry members", the statement said.

Thales Australia is expected to collaborate with PT Pindad, Indonesia's state-owned land systems specialist, although the two companies have not yet outlined the details.

In addition to the armoured vehicle project, Australia and Indonesia agreed to "elevate" security collaboration in the cyber-security area "through strengthening co-operation on capacity building".

Furthermore, Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu confirmed that the two countries have agreed in principle to conduct joint patrols in the eastern South China Sea in the near future to boost maritime security.

(Jane's)

8 komentar:

  1. Ya semoga berjalan lancar jaya...

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    BalasHapus
  2. Meh. Pt Pindad should just design its own armored vehicle based on older Anoa.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Its a deferent class or tipe. Anoa is Armored Personel Carier (APC) and Bushmaster is Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP). APC is a battle taxi e.g Stryker MRAP is a armored patrol car with more pretection. MRAP was invented to replace Humvee because it can not stand the modern warfare for specific can stand ambush by insurgent that use the RPG, IED, VBED etc.

      Hapus
    2. Learn from Bushmaster MRAP, can Anoa developed more, with adding the MRAP feature?

      Hapus
    3. @dropzone maybe, maybe not. More likely that Pindad wants to build a whole new class of vehicles. Maybe more in the Renault Sherpa / Humvee class.

      Hapus
    4. Sherpa/humvee --> komodo

      Hapus
    5. Then pindad wants to make their own MRAP

      Hapus
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