WEST BANDUNG REGENCY-PT Pindad which is an industry that produces weaponry performs a Medium Tank shock test which includes firing test or firing test at the Infantry Education Center (Pusdikif) of the Army of Cipatat, West Bandung Regency.
President Director of PT Pindad, Abraham Mose said the test series was a certification activity carried out by the Dislitbangad to determine the ability of the Medium Tank to be in good condition, meet the design requirements and specifications.
"The Medium Tank which is the work of the nation's children is a long program in building technology mastery towards the independence of domestic defence equipment," Abraham said, at the Center for the Center of the Indonesian Military Academy, KBB, Monday (08/28).
According to Abraham, Medium Tanks are included in the government's seven strategic development programs to increase their ability to compete with the defence industry from abroad.
"Through this joint development program for Medium Tanks, Pindad has gained knowledge, experience and references to international standards regarding the development of tanks," he said.
Abraham added, the Firing Test was conducted to test the shooting function of the 105 mm turret which was the main weapon of the Medium Tank which had a large destructive power.
"The Medium Turret Tank is armed with 105 mm calibre can shoot various types of 105 mm calibre munitions, and test firing is carried out from 25 - 30 August 2018," he said. (Parno)