Kaplan MT Debut at 72nd Indonesian National Armed Forces Day

The “Kaplan” MT’s recent debut took place at the 72nd National Indonesian Armed Forces Day in Indonesia. It was designed and developed by FNSS engineers, in partnership with state-owned PT Pindad of Indonesia, in order to cater to the requirements of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ Modern Medium Weight Tank Program

Issue 78 - November 2017

As of  2014, the partnership negotiations were conclude between PT Pindad and FNSS for the development and production of the Modern Medium-Weight Tank, under the auspices of the defense ministries of the two countries and the definitive contract was signed with participation of the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry, Indonesian Delegation, PT Pindad and FNSS at IDEF 15’, which included the Intellectual and Industrial rights for the design, production, integration, certification and certification of two prototype medium weight tanks belonging to Turkey and Indonesia and the production of one Modern Medium Weight Tank. 

The production process was initiated in the last quarter of 2016 after a one-year preliminary preparation period. The first prototype, with the participation of PT Pindad engineers, was manufactured at the FNSS facilities in 2017 and the first prototype was unveiled and demonstrated for the first time throughout IDEF 17’ by FNSS. Within the program schedule, the second prototype is to be manufactured by PT Pindad in Indonesia, according to the 37-month development phase last quarter of 2017.