During Eurosatory exhibition which was held in Paris last week (13-17 June), PT Pindad and Nexter agreed to cooperate for the supply of latest generation 120mm tank ammunition for the Indonesian Army.
The agreement sealed between the two companies will permit to offer a complete range of 120mm tank ammunition, including SHARD APFSDS, High Explosive and training rounds. Nexter is a recognized as a leading company for the design and production of 120mm tank ammunition compatible with all Main Battle Tank equipped with NATO 120mm smooth bore guns. The agreement foresees also a strong local manufacturing, strengthening the Indonesian industry capabilities. The signature was witnessed by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and French DGA.
“PT Pindad, an Indonesian national defense industry, is working on completing portfolio of medium to large caliber ammunition, not only the small caliber ammunition that already existing since 1980s. PT Pindad is willing to have a strategic partnership with Nexter as a global known company with high quality products and that has a complete portfolio of medium to large caliber ammunitions that meet with the needs of the Indonesian Armed Forces,” said Abraham Mose, CEO of PT Pindad.
Following the signature of this Letter of Intent, the Executive Vice President Weapon and Ammunition Dominique Guillet declared: “As a European leader in medium and large ammunition, Nexter is committed to establish long-term partnerships with the Indonesian industry to enhance Indonesia’s local high-tech industrial content. Our cooperation with Indonesia’s largest land defence systems company PT PINDAD for the complete range of 120mm ammunition is a perfect illustration of this ambition and we proud of this new success.”
This new step is following the signature of a memorandum of understanding in Indonesia in last February in presence of French and Indonesian Ministries of Defense pertaining to their cooperation on various types of medium and large caliber ammunitions.
Nexter, the leading French land defense company and one of the main European players in the ammunition sector is part of the KNDS Group. The scope of its business includes as well the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces. The group continues to apply its international development policy with several order intakes in 2021 intended for the export market.
In France, Nexter is fully committed to meeting the objectives of the SCORPION program, through the upgrade of the Leclerc tank and the development and production of the VBMR GRIFFON and EBRC JAGUAR vehicles within the temporary business venture between Nexter, Thales and Arquus, as well as the Lightweight VBMR SERVAL (with Texelis).
The group’s range of products also includes TITUS® and VBCI armored vehicles, CAESAR® and 105LG1 artillery systems, smart ammunition (BONUS®, KATANA®), robots and many equipment.
Nexter’s 2021 turnover amounted to €1.3 billion, including 30% devoted to customer services, from training to fleet management to support and revaluation.
PT Pindad is a member of the holding of State-Owned Defense Industry named Defend ID, actively produce various defense equipment to fulfill the needs of Indonesian National Army, Indonesian National Police and also produce numbers of superior products such as weapons, ammunition and special vehicles. In addition to produce defense equipment, PT Pindad also has Industrial Directorate which produces heavy equipment such as excavators, tractors, marine cranes and railroad hooks, traction motors to generators.