Selasa, 11 November 2014

★ Pindad increases its Komodo 4x4 tactical vehicles range with a new Recon variant

IndoDefence 2014, which is held at Jakarta from 5 to 8 of November, has been chosen by Pindad to highlight a new light armored tactical vehicle focused on recon missions, the Komodo Recon. The Komodo is a specific armored vehicle that enables ground troops to conduct operations that requires high maneuverability. http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/asia/indonesia/defence_exhibition/indodefence_2014/news/pictures/Pindad_increases_its_Komodo_4x4_tactical_vehicles_range_with_a%20new_Recon_variant_640_001.jpgPT Pindad's Komodo Recon variant at IndoDefence 2014

The Komodo is equipped with bulletproof body and has a defending capability through its 7.62 mm turret-mounted machine gun. Komodo has been deployed for Indonesian Army Special Forces (Kopassus) and Indonesian Police Special Forces (Brimob). PT Pindad has secured strategic partnership with foreign companies for a better armament system. The partnership has resulted satisfactory performance for the end-users.

The new Komodo Recon variant is a 4x4 light armored tactical vehicle based on the well-known Renault Trucks Defense's Sherpa chassis. Equipped with full automatic transmission and a Renault's 4-cylinder engine, which allows a power range of 230Hp, the Komodo has a max speed of 80km/h. Thanks to a fuel tank capacity of 165 liter, Komodo Recon's maximum range extends up to 450km.
http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/asia/indonesia/defence_exhibition/indodefence_2014/news/pictures/Pindad_increases_its_Komodo_4x4_tactical_vehicles_range_with_a%20new_Recon_variant_640_002.jpgPT Pindad's Komodo Recon variant at IndoDefence 2014

KKomodo Recon armor consists in bullet proof steel and 38 mm bullet proof glass. The Recon variant weighs 7,500 kg and has a payload capacity of max 1,500 kg. It can carry up to 5 soldiers with complete equipment. Komodo Recon can be outfitted with a 7.62 mm or a 12.7 mm turret-mounted machine gun.

Pindad new recon vehicle has a length of 5.4 m, a width of 2.3 m and a hidth of 2.2 m. It can cross trenchs and fords of max 0.75m depth.

Indonesian Armed Forces have placed an order for 40 vehicles, which 8 has already been delivered. Indonesian Military also shown interest for a Komodo mobile artillery command post variant and has signed a new contract for 56 Komodo special platform vehicles, which will be delivered by 2015 and equipped with MBDA's Mistral surface-to-air missile platform.

  ★ armyrecognition  

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