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FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT Harimau medium tank
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:58:15 PM »
Indo Defense 2016

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FNSS Savunma Sistemleri of Turkey and local company PT Pindad have unveiled their Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) at Indo Defence 2016.

The MMWT is being developed for the Indonesian Army and two prototypes are being built, one in Turkey and one in Indonesia – both to be completed in 2017.

It is fitted with a Belgian CMI Defence two-person turret armed with a 105mm rifled gun that is fed by a bustle-mounted automatic loader with a 7.62mm machine gun mounted co-axial with the main armament. The 105mm gun can fire a wide range of ammunition.

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IDEF 2017: Prototype Kaplan MT medium weight tank completed - 11 May 2017
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The vehicle under joint development by FNSS and Indonesian defence prime PT Pindad to meet the potential requirements of Indonesia, using internal research and development funding under an agreement signed in 2014.

Under the first phase of the Kaplan MT development programme, two prototypes are being built, as well as one additional hull for ballistic and mine testing.

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The vehicle is fitted with the Belgian CMI Defence 3015 turret, which is understood to already be in production for an unidentified export customer.

This turret is armed with a stabilised 105 mm rifled gun fed by a bustle mounted automatic loader.

A 7.62 mm machine gun (MG) is mounted co-axial with the main armament and there are banks of electrically operated smoke grenade launchers fitted, which are coupled to the laser warning system.

A computerised fire-control system (FCS) is fitted with commander and gunner each provided with a stabilised day/thermal sighting system incorporating a laser rangefinder.


First prototype of the FNSS/PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT which is fitted with a Belgian CMI Defence turret. The turret is armed with a 105 mm main gun and 7.62 mm co-axial machine gun. Source: Christopher F Foss
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Re: FNSS/PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 12:11:14 PM »
October 2017

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Turkey’s first tank export ‘Kaplan’ debuts in Indonesia


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From: Army Recognition


The Kaplan MT Medium Tank was unveiled at IDEF Turkish Defense Exhibition in May 2017. Photo taken from armyrecognition.com

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Re: FNSS/PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 07:52:49 AM »
DSA 2018: Kaplan MT to undergo qualification tests in Indonesia | Janes - 18 April 2018
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The Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) is set to undergo qualification tests with the Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) between May and July of this year.

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Intended to provide direct fire and tactical mobility to the Indonesian forces, the rear-engined Kaplan MT has been designed to the meet the TNI-AD’s requirement for a medium-weight tank. It uses the design principles of the Kaplan 30 infantry fighting vehicle – except for its engine position – to mount a 105 mm gun and provide a high level of protection to a crew of three.


The Kaplan MT will undergo qualifications tests with the Indonesian Army between May and July 2018. (FNSS)

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FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan "Tiger" medium tank
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 11:12:29 PM »
Indonesia - Tiger medium tank to be mass-produced soon | Army Recognition - 01 May 2018
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A series of tests carried on with the medium tank’s the second prototype include static tests, mechanical tests, dynamic tests, and firing tests to check the reliability of the weaponry, a 105mm caliber gun. The gun has an autoloader mechanism with 12 shells in the turret and 26 additional ones in the hull. The tank that can drive up to 70 km/h. It is manned by three crew members (driver, commander, gunner).

In addition to the cannon, the 32-ton tank is also equipped with the latest technological devices concerning hunter-killer system, passive protection, battle management system, and level 5 protection.
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Re: FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT (Tiger medium tank)
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 10:30:57 PM »
Kaplan MT ready for mass production, says report
Gabriel Dominguez, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
06 September 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/82823/kaplan-mt-ready-for-mass-production-says-report?utm_campaign=CL_%20Jane%27s%20360-Sept-7-2018_PC5308_e-production_E-15833_KP_0907_0530&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

The Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) has passed the required qualification tests with the Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) and is now ready for mass production, Nail Kurt, the general manager of Turkey’s FNSS Savunma Sistemleri (FNSS), was quoted by the Anadolu Agency (AA) as saying on 5 September.


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Re: FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT (Tiger medium tank)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 01:31:28 PM »
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https://www.janes.com/article/84430/indo-defence-2018-pt-pindad-pursues-medium-tank-exports


PT Pindad has identified regional export opportunities with the Kaplan medium tank (pictured), which the company has developed in partnership with FNSS. Source: FNSS
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https://www.janes.com/article/82871/philippines-bangladesh-interested-in-kaplan-mt


Bangladesh and the Philippines have reportedly shown interest in acquiring the Kaplan MT, which recently passed qualifications tests with the Indonesian Army. Source: FNSS


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Re: FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT (Tiger medium tank)
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 01:42:19 PM »
Indonesian Army’s Tiger medium tank programme moves ahead | Janes - 26 November 2018
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So far, two examples of Tiger MT have been built; Prototype 1 (P1) in Turkey and Prototype 2 (P2) in Indonesia. Both have been put through extensive firing and mobility trials in their respective countries. In the past this vehicle has also been referred to as the Kaplan Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT), but Indonesia refers to it as the Tiger MT.

A complete hull and a full-scale mine prototype have also been built for ballistic and mine trials, which were completed in Indonesia.

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Re: FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT MMWT (Tiger medium tank)
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 07:31:54 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/87994/indonesia-signs-loi-with-pt-pindad-for-kaplan-medium-tanks

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Indonesia signs LOI with PT Pindad for Kaplan medium tanks
19 April 2019

A contract is expected to be signed within one or two years once funding for the acquisition becomes available, said the source, pointing out that funding will come from the defence budget, a foreign defence credit, or a mixture of both.


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Re: FNSS-PT Pindad Kaplan MT Harimau medium tank
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 01:16:40 AM »
IDEF 2019: FNSS and PT Pindad serial production for Kaplan MT Harimau medium tank | Army Recognition - 06 May 2019 09:41
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Under the agreement, FNSS and PT Pindad agree to cooperate in the Serial Production of KAPLAN MT (Harimau) Medium-Weight Class Tank, the development phase of which has now been completed. The serial production of the vehicles will be carried out jointly by the two companies, and the vehicles will then be delivered to the Indonesian Army.

FNSS and PT Pindad launched prototype development work for the KAPLAN MT (Harimau) Medium-Weight Class Tank at the end of 2015, following the signing of a defense cooperation agreement between the governments of Indonesia and Turkey, and the prototype production phase was completed in 2018. The design and development of the vehicle and the production of two prototypes with a technology transfer model were completed within three years. The prototypes were subsequently put through a range of comprehensive and challenging tests by the Indonesian Army and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence in both Turkey and Indonesia.

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The long-term cooperation agreement for serial production was signed between the two companies at IDEF’19, covering the production of 18 tanks within 2 years, at a ceremony that was attended by representatives of the Presidency of Defence Industries, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Armed Forces. With export projects entered into force one after another, FNSS has grown to become a reliable supplier to the armed forces of friendly and allied countries. Through this export agreement, FNSS is supporting also the continuity and sustainable development of Indonesia.


Kaplan MT Harimau Medium Tank at IndoDefence 2018, defense exhibition in Indonesia. (Picture source Army Recognition)