The First Batch of KAPLAN Medium Tank “HARIMAU” Delivered to Indonesia

Developed by FNSS with national capabilities, the first 10 platforms of KAPLAN MT Medium Weight Tank Chassis were delivered to Indonesia with a ceremony held on March 15th, 2022. President of Defense Industries İsmail DEMİR, Indonesian Land Forces Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Agus SUBIYANTO, representatives of Indonesia and the Turkey Ministry of National Defense, General Manager & CEO of FNSS Nail KURT, as well as PT PINDAD, and Indonesian officials were present at the ceremony.

Date: Issue 113 - April 2022

The KAPLAN MT Medium Weight Tank Development Project was initiated with a Government-to-Government agreement (G2G) between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia. In 2015, a cooperation agreement was signed between DG Defense Potential of Indonesia and the SSB to develop 2 prototype medium tanks. Under the KAPLAN MT (HARIMAU) Medium Weight Tank Serial Production Long-Term Collaboration Agreement signed between FNSS and PT PINDAD in 2019, FNSS completed the production of the first batch of vehicles in the serial production configuration. Before being shipped to Indonesia for final turret assembly, the vehicles were presented to the representatives of the Indonesian Army, Ministry of Defense, and PT Pindad management at the "KAPLAN MT Medium Tank Platform Production Completion Ceremony" held at FNSS facilities with the participation of Turkish Ministry of National Defense and Presidency of Defense Industries officials. The KAPLAN MT platforms will be delivered to the Indonesian Army after the final acceptance phase.

FNSS General Manager Nail KURT: “I believe both industries are capable of developing such a turret, whether in 105mm or 120mm. So, we are ready to start with the full support of both governments."