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    Bondan: Proof of Indonesia Capable of Medium Tank Production


    WEST BANDUNG REGENCY-PT Pindad, which is an industry that produces weaponry, conducts a Medium Tank earthquake test which includes firing test or firing test at the Infantry Education Center (Pusdikif) of the Army of Cipatat, West Bandung Regency.

    The earthquake strength test is carried out when the tank is static and when moving conditions aim to show the lock on capability at one point while the tank is moving, the tank's firing capability in static conditions from all sides and the shooting capability of the tank on the target remains in the condition of the moving tank.

    The firing test was carried out in several sessions, where the first firing session was to shoot target nets at certain points with the TPCSDS-T type of munitions and the second session shot the target plate with the type of HEP-T munition to simulate the ability to attack rants.

    For the third session, shooting moving targets with TPCSDS munitions type without pause and fourth shooting session, namely salvo shooting or successive HE4 TP2 munitions type aiming at target targets and plates.

    The Director-General of Defense Potential (Director General of Pothan) of the Ministry of Defense, Bondan Tiara Sofyan, said that this was a technology collaboration between Pindad and Turkish FNSS and would be mass produced until the end of 2018.

    "We expect support for all parties to support the procurement of this Callista," Bondan said.

    According to Bondan, this test is proof that Indonesia has been producing Medium Tanks by joining development and is used for NKRI resilience.

    "This is a pending endorsement before we export abroad," he said. (Parno)

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