BANDUNG-Indonesian contingent represented by the best army soldiers be overall winner at ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM) 2016 shooting competition held in the Philippines on November 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016. Indonesia managed to win with weapons made by PT Pindad (Persero), Heavy Barrel carbine SS2 V2 and V4 SS2 Rifle Heavy Barrel and its ammunition. Indonesia in total won 21 Gold Medals, 15 Silver, 14 Bronze and six Cup.
Race that is competed covering rifle shoot material, pistol shoot for male and female categories, firing automatic rifles and carbines. This championship is held every year regularly attended by 10 member states of ASEAN, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Director of Pindad, Abraham Mose appreciates the achievements of Indonesia Army which won again the prestigious shooting competition at the international level using domestic products.
"I highly appreciate contingent of the Army that won AARM overall winner in 2016 with the use of weapons and ammunition made by Pindad in rifle and carbine firing material, "said Abraham.
With the success of this year, Indonesia has won a total of AARM as many as 11 times out of 26 times since 1991. The organization of this event also aims to develop and strengthen the relationship between the army from many countries in ASEAN. jo