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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Indonesian Sanca ready to conquer the World

Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises (Badan Usaha Milik Negara/BUMN), PT.Pindad introduce its latest and first Indonesian Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, named Sanca.

"Sanca was a new mine-resistant vehicle, and also the newest variant of the technology that we launched," said President Director of PT.Pindad Abraham Mose recently.
Pindad Sanca MRAP displayed at Indodefence 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gZXOo)
Abraham said the Sanca is the result of extensive collaboration between PT.Pindad and Thales, the Australian defense company which was including special local content development that will benefit the Indonesian defense company and enhance the skills of Indonesian in the field of anti-mines vehicles.

Abraham Mose also said, Sanca useful to support military operations, and designed to perform a variety of mission profiles that combining high-level blast and ballistic protection with off-road capabilities. He said furthermore some potential customers have expressed their enthusiasm to use the vehicles for peacekeeping forces, infantry, special forces and police.
Front three quarter of Pindad Sanca MRAP. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gZWS3)
"Sanca is specifically adapted to new missions of the Indonesian Armed Forces such as peacekeeping and special operations forces," Mose said.

And according to the Commercial Director of PT.Pindad Widjajanto, this combat vehicle designed to transport personnel and defense. As a military vehicle, Sanca considered capable of defusing a mine explosion planted by the enemy on the ground.

"This vehicle is designed with a V-shaped frame. With the frame like that, when there was an explosion on the bottom, then the pounding that occurred from the blast will be transferred to the side. So the vehicle remains safe, permanently save," said Widjajanto to Liputan6 on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
Rear side view of Pindad Sanca MRAP. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gZWS3)
Widjajanto added, not only has a V-shaped base body, to muffle the blast and heat, in the steel plate at the base of the vehicle also has a room filled with water. This being a specialty of Sanca. Not enough with the existing defense system, Pindad also designed Sanca equipped by digitally operates 7.62 caliber weapon.
Sanca MRAP manufactured based on Thales Bushmaster design and tailored to the operational needs in Indonesia. The latest combat vehicles will expanded the reach of PT.Pindad as additional models that have been previously produced such as Anoa, Komodo, and Badak. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIPUTAN6]
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