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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV)

Two local Indonesian companies, PT. Jala Berikat Nusantara Perkasa (PT. Jala) and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PT. DI) proudly present their newest combat vehicles. The light strike vehicle types named Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV) is a multipurpose type of Jeep vehicle that can be used as a tactical vehicles and special vehicles.
Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Cy2eg6)
President Director of PT. Jala Berikat Nusantara Perkasa, Jhony Tanoto along with engineering manufacture executing team of PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PT. DI) Udjang Hasan Subekti have great expectations for the future, Indonesia more independent in the defense industry.
Front view of Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Cy2eg6)
The ILSV features a combined welded tube and square steel chassis, to which is fitted a steel support structure. This in turn is fitted with aluminum panels to save weight. The layout of the ILSV is conventional, with the powerpack at the front; to the rear of this are the commander and driver, with another two individual seats to their immediate rear.

The powerpack consists of a turbocharged and intercooled diesel developing 175 hp, coupled to an automatic transmission, which gives a maximum speed of 120 kph with permanent all-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes a winch with a capacity of 4.5 tonnes, an anti-lock braking system, powered steering, double wishbone suspension with coil springs on the front and rigid axle, and leaf spring suspension at the rear.
Right side view of Indonesian Light Strike Vehicle (ILSV). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Cy2eg6)
An important feature of the ILSV is its modular design, which enables it to be configured for a wide range of missions. For a higher level of crew survivability, the vehicle can be fitted with modular armoured panels in partnership with Honeywell. These are of aramid and ceramic laminate design, with situational awareness using armour glass panels.

The ILSV itself was exhibited at the Indo Defence 2014. Because of the high enthusiasm of visitors, made the work of the local industry became the best exhibition hall during the exhibition.
Jhony said that this vehicle can be equipped with rocket weapons systems from ground to air, land to land and other types of weapons. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OTOSIA.COM]
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