A ceremony was held at FNSS's Ankara campus today for the delivery of the first batch of Harimau (Kaplan MT) Medium Tank Platforms.
The ceremony was attended by the President of Defense Industries Ismail Demir, representatives from the Ministry of National Defense, Indonesian Deputy Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen. Agus Subiyanto, Indonesian Ministry of Defense and PT Pindad representatives.
FNSS stated the following about the Harimau (Kaplan MT) deliveries:
HARIMAU (KAPLAN MT) Medium Tank Project was initiated with G2G Agreement between Presidency of Defence Industries of Turkey (SSB) and Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. In 2015, a corporation agreement was signed between DG Defence Potential of Indonesia and SSB in order to develop 2 prototype vehicles.
Within the scope of the project under the HARIMAU (KAPLAN MT) Medium Weight Class Tank Serial Production Long-Term Collaboration Agreement signed between FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. and PT Pindad in 2019, FNSS completed the production of the first batch of vehicles with the serial production configuration.
The vehicles, developed within the scope of the Project were presented to the representatives from Indonesia Army, Indonesian Ministry of Defence, and PT Pindad management, with the attendance of Defense Industry Presidency of Turkey and Ministry of National Defence of Turkey.
Following the “KAPLAN MT Medium Tank Platform Production Completion Ceremony” held in FNSS facilities, all tank platforms will be shipped to Indonesia for final turret assembly and delivered to Indonesian Army after the final acceptance stage.