Indonesian Police to Get Barracuda Armoured Vehicle from Hanwha Defense

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SEOUL: South Korean defence company Hanwha Corp inked a contract with Indonesia’s national police to supply 25 armoured vehicles by 2024, said the company’s officials.

The company inked the deal with the National Police of the Republic of Indonesia on June 15 following an international bidding process for the project to procure the multi-role Barracuda vehicles. However, the contract value was not specified.

Under the contract, Hanwha Defense, an affiliate of Hanwha Corp., will manufacture and deliver the vehicles. It would mark the second export of the Barracuda to Indonesia since 2004, when a contract was signed to provide a batch of 20 vehicles to the Indonesian Police.

The Barracuda is a tactical armoured vehicle for a wide range of roles and missions, including reconnaissance. The vehicle has been operated by South Korean forces deployed overseas, as well as police forces in Indonesia and Vietnam.

The platform is capable to performing security maintenance and patrol missions, and able to accommodate a total of 15 crew. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Hanwha Defense)