Indonesian state-owned enterprise PT Pindad and French government-owned weapons producer Nexter agreed to cooperate for the availability of newest technology 120mm tank ammunition for the Indonesian Military, throughout Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. The settlement sealed between the 2 corporations will allow to supply an entire vary of 120mm tank ammunition, together with SHARD APFSDS, Excessive Explosive and coaching rounds. The present 120 SHARD makes use of a flamable cartridge case and a high-performance, low-erosion propellant developed by Nexter. Nexter is a acknowledged as a number one firm for the design and manufacturing of 120mm tank ammunition suitable with all Principal Battle Tank outfitted with NATO 120mm easy bore weapons.

“As a European chief in medium and enormous ammunition, Nexter is dedicated to ascertain long-term partnerships with the Indonesian business to boost Indonesia’s native high-tech industrial content material. Our cooperation with Indonesia’s largest land defence methods firm PT PINDAD for the entire vary of 120mm ammunition is an ideal illustration of this ambition and we happy with this new success”, mentioned the Govt Vice President Weapon and Ammunition Dominique Guillet.


Govt Vice President Weapon and Ammunition Dominique Guillet (left) and Abraham Mose, CEO of PT Pindad (proper)

“PT Pindad, an Indonesian nationwide protection business, is engaged on finishing portfolio of medium to massive caliber ammunition, not solely the small caliber ammunition that already present since Eighties. PT Pindad is keen to have a strategic partnership with Nexter as a worldwide recognized firm with top quality merchandise and that has an entire portfolio of medium to massive caliber ammunitions that meet with the wants of the Indonesian Armed Forces”, mentioned Abraham Mose, CEO of PT Pindad.

The settlement foresees additionally a robust native manufacturing, strengthening the Indonesian business capabilities. The signature was witnessed by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and French DGA. This new step is following the signature of a memorandum of understanding in Indonesia in final February in presence of French and Indonesian Ministries of Protection pertaining to their cooperation on numerous sorts of medium and enormous caliber ammunitions. In February this 12 months, Nexter and PT Pindad additionally signed a cooperation settlement to provide a spread of medium-caliber ammunitions as much as 105 mm.

Nexter SHARD APFSDS (Armour-Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot) 120mm anti-tank round
Nexter SHARD APFSDS (Armour-Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot) 120mm anti-tank spherical