Car tough PT Pindad (Persero) has an extraordinary ability. As a vehicle guard the unity of the Republic of Indonesia, PT Pindad not play in making his work. Buoyed by the car named Komodo.
Car-based combat All Wheel Drive (AWD) is able to surpass its rivals from other countries such as the US-made Humvees and Sherpa also made in France. The second car at the top of a car war capable of providing special protection to soldiers who were on the battlefield.
Komodo car is a lightweight version of the combat cars and began to be used as an operational vehicle dispel Kopassus in various kinds of riots or conflicts both in cities and in border areas. Combat vehicles made in Indonesia is not only tough, but it has a wide range of advantages compared with many other combat cars in other countries.
When compared with other countries combat vehicles, combat cars Komodo has specifications that exceed the specifications of the cars. Even the car exceeds Humvee combat cars made in the United States.
Tough car prices PT Pindad Indonesia is priced starting from USD 2 to 3 billion dollars. This car has been introduced by PT Pindad since 2012 yesterday. There are seven different variants of this car. One variant is very proud of is variant or variants battering ram Battering Ram. The ability to break able to break up the wall thickness of 30 cm. Surely this will greatly help in the eradication of anti-terrorism program in Indonesia.
Another variant of this formidable car comes in a wide range of needs such as Cannon Towing, Rocket launcher and the other which certainly has a list price of the car that are tailored to the specifications. More sophisticated, in the process of surveillance in the darkness of night, the car can still be used well by the troops. This is because the night vision feature that allows the forces to be able to see in the dark of night with good although there was no light at all. Sensors in the car can even detect the heat around this combat car so as to enable troops to intercept tactical and efficiently.
Spacious interior cabin can also accommodate up to 10 troops even more simultaneously. Roomy cabin space is also capable of being used by forces to coordinate before action ambush in a car combat this Komodo.
Chairs used in tough car is also very convenient, so build an army or Kopassus feel comfortable to sit while traveling in a vehicle of this combat. Usually the car wars do not offer comfort of a sedan. However this is very much different from the cars this Komodo war.
Military car version of War ‘made in’ INDONESIA: Komodo 4×4 production PT. PINDAD
President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially give the name of the animal’s native Indonesia in the event the Indo Defence Expo and Forum, November 2012 ago. The President has the expectation that this tactical vehicle can be tough on the battlefield, strong in all fields, and came back with a triumph for Indonesia.
If you want a little bit back to the past, the exact date of October 26, 2011, the President visited the exhibition of defense equipment in PT Dirgantara Indonesia. At that time, the President provide a challenge to the Product Development team of Pindad to make a 4×4 tactical vehicle.
The technicians Special Vehicle Division agreed. Then began the journey to realize the tactical vehicle which has become the pride of this PINDAD.
The project started in November 2011. Product Development Team Special Vehicle Division is busy designing this vehicle. Bench marking was performed by observing various kinds of designs similar tactical vehicles from different countries. Oskkosh, which is used by the US Army, AMPV of Germany, Aravis and Sherpa from France, and others. This design process ended in January 2012 with a design option selected by the board of directors and continued with the prototype of this vehicle.
Decision-making tactical vehicle type is not without good reason. Making based on the direction of the evolution of combat vehicles in the future. The direction of change combat vehicles will lead to shrinkage of the size of the vehicle. Combat vehicles no longer give priority to gigantic size, but preferably small-sized vehicles but still agile move and can survive on the battlefield.
Although the size is not as big as other combat vehicles like Panzer Anoa, this tactical vehicle will still be formidable in the field because of the production process still consider three things that must be considered in the manufacture of combat vehicles. The first is mobility, the ability of the movement to dodge enemy attacks, and also the ability to move in difficult terrain. The second is the survivability is the ability to survive the enemy attack by relying on the bulletproof vehicle body. The latter is the fire power, namely the power to attack the enemy, by means of shooting back.
The results of the design team of Product Development Special Vehicles Division also generate a good response from the defense industry environment. Since the prototype of this vehicle diikusertakan in the exhibition, many parties are interested in the physical condition of the vehicle is that size is not too large, but still seem strong and manly. Moreover, PT Pindad give freedom to the client to determine what kind of design will be applied to Komodo, according to its function in the field.
This continued on supply and contract agreements. Currently, there are some parties that there were already ordered Komodo. BRIMOB unity has ordered two units Komodo modified into tactical vehicles Jungle Walfare. This vehicle is specially designed for movement in the city and the pursuit to enter the forest.
KOPASSUS different again with the book of dragons that have been customized into a battering ram Battering Ram or vehicle. KOPASSUS has units called Gultor (Counter Terror). This unit has a task to tackle all forms of terror such as hostage-taking, bomb threats, and others. Therefore, they need a vehicle which functions as a tool to support their mobility in the field, but also can be used for terror prevention functions, one of which is to destroy the building.
Determination Act No. 16 of 2012 which requires foreign cooperation to use local content, also benefit Pindad and also provide fresh air for this Komodo project. There are currently some potential buyers coming from the international community, which expressed interest in dragons and now still in the exploratory stage of cooperation.
Komodo project is expected to get a fairly bright future. In addition to the evolution of the size of shrinking combat vehicles, Special Vehicles Product Development team PINDAD estimate types of vehicles like this will be much in demand in the future. Moreover, the Ministry of Defence is now busy fulfilling the Minimum Essential Force (MEF) for defense equipment and the equipment Pindad always be the first choice for meeting the needs of the defense equipment sector land dimension. Hopefully, Komodo can be another milestone in the history of PT Pindad.