French leader of military mobility solutions Arquus is exhibiting at Indo Defence 2022 (Jakarta, 2-5 November), thefirst edition since 2018. Arquus is eager to renew its commitment to Indonesian defense andto strengthen its ties with major Indonesian Defense companies such as Arquus’ long-termpartner PT Pindad.
On the occasion, Arquus is proud to present a VAB MK3 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier)on Defend ID’s booth, under Arquus’ partner, state-owned company PT Pindad’s flag. TheVAB MK3 is exhibited in a configuration specifically thought for Indonesia, with severaladaptations conducted by PT Pindad: the ANOA 3.
That modern, well-protected and equipped APC showcases Arquus’ and PT Pindad’s jointcooperation to meet the needs of the Indonesian army and law enforcement units. Alreadyin service and combat-proven in various armies around the world, the VAB MK3 is Arquus’flagship on the 6x6 market. It is a modern, NATO-compliant vehicle that Arquus constantlyupgrades to better answer the operational needs of the operators on the battlefield.
The VAB MK3 is a very agile and well protected vehicle, which can serve as an APC or an IFV(Infantry Fighting Vehicle) depending on the mission at hand. Its very compact architecture and lowsilhouette makes it a vehicle very well adapted to high-intensity conflicts against opponentsequipped with multiple reconnaissance and aggression solutions. This concept proves once againits validity as modern combat vehicles tend to grow taller and bigger, which increases their visualsignature on the battlefield.
Arquus also presents large-scale models for VAB MK3, Bastion and Fortress on its booth, toshowcase its complete range of defense and security vehicles, as well as its ability to partner withcompanies on the long run. Such a cooperation can include vehicle design, production, support andupgrade during the whole life of the equipment to fully answer the evolution of the operationalneeds.
Arquus and PT Pindad have been running a long-term and successful relationship over the past 15years. Throughout these years, Arquus has been supplying PT Pindad with major components andparts which have been integrated in Indonesian-made armored vehicles.
In the framework of that cooperation, Arquus has notably supplied powerpacks for ANOA 6x6 APCvehicles and BADAK 6x6 IFV, currently serving in the Indonesian Army. Arquus has also suppliedrolling chassis for the KOMODO 4x4 multipurpose vehicle.
At Indo Defence 2022, Arquus and PT Pindad renew their partnership, which has been runningsuccessfully for 15 years and has been recently completed by a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) signed at Eurosatory 2022 in Paris to establish future collaboration in land systems forIndonesia. This MoU covers the development and production of new armored vehicles, as well ascorresponding systems and services. With this agreement, both companies agreed to turn anexemplary relationship into an official, and larger scale partnership.
The aim of this MoU is to cooperate in the field of military vehicles and systems to address thecurrent needs of the Indonesian Armed Forces. Such cooperation will cover multi-purpose armoredvehicles, reconnaissance vehicles, APC and IFV, as well as remote-controlled weapon stations. Itcould also include development, product qualification, production and assembly, plus aftersalesservices.
On top of its long-running relationship with PT Pindad, and the hundreds of ANOA, BADAK andKOMODO armored vehicles proudly serving daily, Arquus is a major supplier for the IndonesianArmy. Arquus has indeed produced and delivered a total of 80 vehicles directly to the Ministry ofDefense, including VAB, VBL and Sherpa Light vehicles in various configurations.
That cooperation could go further in case of new needs, with 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles, both for Defenseand Security needs, as well as corresponding services and systems, such as drivelines and mobilityelements or RCWS (Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations) such as the Hornet range, already inservice within the French Army. Arquus is looking forward to developing its relationship withIndonesia.
Arquus is a French Defense company, leader of land mobility solutions. Historical partner of thearmies, Arquus has more than 25,000 vehicles currently in service in the French Army. Arquustakes part in the GRIFFON and JAGUAR programs, which are the new generation of the FrenchArmy’s combat vehicles, in the framework of a Temporary Grouping of Companies. Arquus isnotably in charge of designing and delivering the drivelines and the self-defense weapon systemsfor these two vehicles. Arquus also takes charge of all the logistics for the spare parts and organsof the GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles, thanks to its new logistics facility in Garchizy. Expert ofsupport solutions, with more than 20,000 vehicles serviced daily, Arquus presents completesupport offers, built on the company’s historical knowledge.
PT Pindad is a member of the holding of State-Owned Defense Industry named Defend ID, whichactively 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 hasIndustrial Directorate which produces heavy equipment such as excavators, tractors, marinecranes and railroad hooks, traction motors to generators.