INDONESIA’S PT PINDAD TO EXPORT SMALL ARMS MUNITIONS AND APCS
April 1, 2021
By: Global Business Press (GBP)
PT Pindad of Indonesia is preparing to export some of its defence products to countries such as Thailand, Bangladesh and United States.
The Indonesian state-owned enterprise, which specializes in designing and manufacturing defence equipment for ground forces, has bagged orders from Thailand for an undisclosed quantity of 5,56 mm caliber munitions as well as 5000 hand grenades. The company is also currently finalizing an order for six Anoa 6×6 armored personnel carriers for Bangladesh and working on an export license for small arms munitions to the U.S.
“For export, we have an order for 5,56 mm munitions from Thailand, as well as hand grenades,” said Wijil Jadmiko Budi, the Director of Defense and Security Products Business of PT Pindad. “We are also finalizing our order in Bangladesh where we will provide support for six Anoa APCs” He adds.
Abraham Mose, President Director of PT Pindad, said that the Philippines is interested in the company’s “Harimau” medium tank – which is a collaboration project between Indonesia and Turkey.
“It is unfortunate that the negotiation is still being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mose. “It has already been some time (since the Philippines expressed interest in Harimau tank), but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays in the process. Aside from the Philippines, Bangladesh also has stated their interest in the tank.”
PT Pindad is an Indonesian strategic industry state-owned enterprise (BUMNIS) that specializes in designing and manufacturing a number of defence equipment for ground forces, as well as numerous civilian engineering tools and vehicles. The company’s defence products range from SS-2 assault rifle, Anoa APC, Maung tactical vehicle to Harimau medium tank.