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Kaplan Enters Serial Production

Kaplan Enters Serial Production 30 April, 2019

Medium Weight Tank Joint Serial Production Agreement for the Indonesian Army was signed at IDEF’19.

FNSS and PT Pindad signed a Medium Weight Class Tank Joint Serial Production Agreement on 30 April at IDEF’19 with the participation of the President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, FNSS CEO and General Manager Nail Kurt and Indonesian authorities.

FNSS and PT Pindad reached an agreement for the Serial Production of the Kaplan MT (Harimau) Medium Weight Class Tank. In this context, the serial production of the vehicles to be delivered will be executed jointly by the two companies and will be delivered to the Indonesian Army.

The long term cooperation agreement between the two companies at IDEF’19 for serial production covers the production of 18 tanks within 2 years.

Kaplan MT (Harimau) Medium Weight Tank Prototype development period was completed in 2018. FNSS and PT Pindad started the prototype development phase at the end of 2015 as part of a defence industry cooperation agreement signed between the governments of Indonesia and Turkey. In less than 3 years, the vehicle was designed and developed through technology transfer and 2 prototypes were produced. These prototypes have been subjected to very thorough and rigorous tests both in Turkey and Indonesia by the Indonesian Army and the Ministry of Defence. Kaplan MT (Harimau), which successfully completed these tests and became the first medium-weight tank to be certified by the Indonesian Army and deserved to enter serial production. This makes Kaplan MT the only medium-weight tank qualified and certified by a user in the world.

Kaplan Enters Serial Production

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