France’s Nexter Munitions and Mecar (each subsidiaries of Nexter Group) and Indonesia’s PT Pindad signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) associated to Medium Calibre Munitions and Giant Calibre Munitions. The MOU covers collaboration on Medium Calibre Munition and Giant Calibre Munition merchandise equivalent to 120 mm munitions for Leopard 2 fundamental battle tanks (MBTs), 105 mm shells for the Harimau medium tank, 20 mm bullets for the Vector GI-2 computerized canon, and 30 mm ammunition for the Rafale multirole fight plane.

Nexter Methods (previously generally known as GIAT Industries) is a French government-owned weapons producer, primarily based in Roanne, Loire. The GIAT group was based in 1973 by combining the economic property of the technical path of Military weapons of the French Ministry of Protection. On 22 September 2006 GIAT turned the core of the brand new firm Nexter. Nexter designs and manufactures Army protected automobiles for the French army and different worldwide militaries. Nexter Methods has an extended historical past as a accomplice of the Indonesian Armed Forces and is especially proud to have participated within the modernization of the Indonesian Military.


Indonesian Protection Minister Prabowo Subianto with the Minister of the Armed Forces of the French Republic Florence Parly whereas witnessing the signing of the MoU between Nexter Group and PT Pindad.

Mecar is a Belgian weapon and ammunition manufacturing firm headquartered in Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles, Hainaut Province. Mecar is answerable for creating weapons starting from grenades to light-weight anti-tank cannons. The corporate was established in 1938 and now produces arms for NATO, Belgium, and different numerous international locations. The corporate is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXTER Methods S.A., a French Protection Methods firm following the acquisition in Might 2014.

PT Pindad is an Indonesian state-owned enterprise specializing in army and business merchandise. Pindad gives the armaments and munitions for the Indonesian Armed Forces and different uniformed companies primarily to help the protection and safety capabilities of the Republic of Indonesia. Except for the protection business, Pindad additionally produces industrial merchandise for different fields equivalent to transportation and business explosives. Pindad’s actions embody design, improvement, engineering, and fabrication in addition to upkeep. The munitions division is positioned in Turen, Malang, and has manufacturing services and laboratories on 166 hectares.

Indonesian Army KAPLAN (Harimau) Medium Tank
Indonesian Military KAPLAN (Harimau) Medium Tank