PT Pindad, PT Len and Thales Partner for an Indonesian Digitized Armoured Vehicle
Jakarta, November 2nd 2016 - At INDODEFENCE 2016, PT PINDAD, PT LEN and THALES are introducing a concept of Digitized Armoured Vehicle, integrating the first Indonesian C5I* Vehicle Mission System.
A first Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the three companies during EUROSATORY, the Defence & Security Exhibition which took place in Paris on June 2016, to jointly design an Indonesian military vehicle mission system. This collaboration aims at greatly reinforcing the operational capabilities of the armoured vehicles proposed by PT Pindad to Indonesian Armed Forces.
In the age of the digitization of the battlefield, information superiority on the battlefield is critical for the conduct of successful operations. In this context, there is a need for the Army to operate connected but also smarter vehicles while optimizing the integration of the on-board electronic equipment.
In the frame of this partnership, PT PINDAD, PT LEN & THALES will combine their respective expertise on vehicle, tactical communications, command & control as well as electronic equipment and systems integration to develop value-added platforms thanks to a new vehicle information system designed for combat (named the C5I* system). As a result, it will augment the vehicle’s operational capabilities (in terms of mobility, protection, combat, command) to maximize the efficiency of the unit deployed on the battlefield.
Thales provides over 50 armies worldwide with secured communications capabilities, with expertise around secured radio-communications, Vehicle Mission Systems and Vehicle Electronics System Integration. The company was chosen not only for its global expertise on the digitization of the battlespace, but also for its willingness to transfer know-how to its Indonesian partners. Through the MoU, Thales and PT Len are to collaborate to grow the local capabilities for the future vehicle digitization, while PT Pindad is to propose an armoured vehicle, specifically designed to fit the new Indonesian Army operational needs.
Please visit the PT Pindad booth located at Hall D1 to discover more about the digitized military vehicle.
Abraham MOSE, CEO of PT Pindad explained “Through the MoU, our companies intend to bring to the Indonesian armed forces advanced technologies for their future vehicles. The armoured vehicle we want to build is to integrate the latest generation electronic suite and communications capabilities. The military vehicle we are showcasing today on our booth is the first step of our collaboration. It will pave the way to Indonesian industrial capabilities able to serve local end-user requirements”.
*C5i : Computerized Command, Control, Communications & Combat Information
PT Pindad as State Owned Company was established in 1983. The company inherited its long journey from the Dutch Colonial era. Pindad produces various weaponry systems for Indonesian Armed Forces, and also exporting some of its leading products such as ammunition and combat vehicle to the global market. Apart of military products, PT Pindad also has a division producing industrial machinery and heavy equipments such as excavator, rail fastening clip, traction motor, and ship crane.
About PT Len
PT LEN, a State-Owned Indonesian Company, has an expertise and is specialized in the development, manufacturing and integration of Vehicles Defence Electronics, including Communications Products.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.