Indonesian armoured vehicle manufacturer PT Pindad is exhibiting a version of its 6x6 Anoa2 APC integrated with a full CMI Defence 90mm turret for the first time at IndoDefence. The vehicle has been christened the Badak by the government.
In September the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of military vehicle weapons systems.
Belgian company, CMI Defence, has agreed to transfer technology and expertise to PT Pindad under the terms of the MoU. The latter will then licence manufacture and integrate CMI weapons systems onto its military vehicles.
The vehicle on display is fitted with a Cockerill CSE 90 LP (low pressure) gun integrated on a two man turret. In 2009 the Indonesian Army signed a contract with Doosan for 22 Tarantula armoured combat vehicles, which mounts the CSE90 turret on the South Korean companyís 6x6 Black Fox APC. Doosan announced completion of the vehicles in May 2013.
However, a government mandate means that the army must purchase a domestic alternative if available, which will give PT Pindadís Anoa preference. There is believed to an undisclosed mandated minimum number of vehicles to be ordered but the expectation is that the army will buy hundreds.
The agreement covers CMI-designed systems ranging in calibre from 25mm to 105mm. As well as the Anoa, PT Pindad will also look at integrating systems on its 4x4 Komodo tactical vehicle.
PT Pindad to begin manufacture of the turret in June 2015 and that the company expects to transfer some production to Indonesia for other customers as the company wins business.