Kaplan MT Medium Tank Mission was initiated with G2G Settlement between Presidency of Defence Industries of Türkiye (SSB) and Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. In 2015, an organization settlement was signed between DG Defence Potential of Indonesia and SSB in an effort to develop 2 prototype automobiles. Throughout the scope of the venture below the KAPLAN MT (HARIMAU) Medium Weight Class Tank Serial Manufacturing Lengthy-Time period Collaboration Settlement signed between FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.?. and PT Pindad in 2019, FNSS accomplished the manufacturing of the primary batch of automobiles with the serial manufacturing configuration. The automobiles, developed inside the scope of the Mission have been offered to the representatives from Indonesia Military, Indonesian Ministry of Defence, and PT Pindad administration, with the attendance of Protection Trade Presidency of Türkiye and Ministry of Nationwide Defence of Türkiye.

The tank is formally categorised as Fashionable Medium Weight Tank (MMWT). The tank is named Kaplan MT by Turkey and Harimau by Indonesia. That means of each Kaplan and Harimau is Tiger. The MMWT is provided with a Cockerill CT-CV 105HP (Excessive Strain) 105 mm rifled gun manufactured by John Cockerill, with the barrel mounting a bore evacuator and thermal jacket. It’s additionally geared up with an IFF system, Hunter Killer System for goal choice, and Auto Goal Locking System to help the Gunner. It’s categorized as STANAG 4569 stage 4 safety, which suggests the tank can stand up to 14.5×114mm AP rounds at 200 meters with 911 m/s velocity. The underbelly of the tank makes use of V-hull, in a position to stand up to 10 kg AT mine below the tracks and below the middle. Because of modularity, the armor could be augmented to stage 5 safety (stand up to 25 mm APDS-T at 500 m with 1258 m/s velocity) with out growing the amount of the tank, with the frontal arc in a position to stand up to 30 mm rounds.A modular PULAT Energetic Safety System joint-developed by ASELSAN and TÜB?TAK SAGE could be built-in.


FNSS Accomplished Serial Manufacturing of Harimau (KAPLAN) Medium Tank for Indonesian Military

Following the “KAPLAN MT Medium Tank Platform Manufacturing Completion Ceremony” held in FNSS amenities, all tank platforms shall be shipped to Indonesia for closing turret meeting and delivered to Indonesian Military after the ultimate acceptance stage. After the prototype improvement research, FNSS has efficiently accomplished the endurance and firing assessments carried out in Indonesia. On the finish of 2019, FNSS signed a joint manufacturing contract for a complete of 18 KAPLAN MT automobiles and accomplished the design perfection research carried out with the participation of finish customers in 2020. The manufacturing technical assist and provide components offered to PT Pindad for the automobiles to be produced in Indonesia have been accomplished in 2021. These components and subsystems have been exported to Indonesia as device kits and delivered to FNSS’ companion PT Pindad.

As of the start of 2022, FNSS efficiently accomplished its venture actions and made the automobiles produced in Türkiye prepared for consumer inspection. Throughout the scope of the venture, the remaining automobiles shall be produced in Indonesia by PT Pindad with the expertise switch mannequin efficiently applied by FNSS. Whereas FNSS accomplished its design perfection research in a brief time frame and accomplished its manufacturing actions in Türkiye after acceptance, it as soon as once more demonstrated its export expertise and success with the expertise switch mannequin. The KAPLAN MT venture additionally stands out by being Türkiye’s first defence export program within the Tank Class, which was began inside the framework of the Protection Trade Cooperation Agreements signed between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Türkiye.

Indonesian Army Harimau Medium Tank Successfully Passes Firing Acceptance Test
Indonesian Military Harimau Medium Tank Efficiently Passes Firing Acceptance Check