Turkish defence firm, FNSS make a big presence at the Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022 which will be held from Nov 2-5, 2022.
The renowned global land defence giant will showcase their ZAHA Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) with CAKA Remote Weapon Station (RWS) which is purposely designed for MAV at the company’s pavilion.
Meanwhile, the KAPLAN MT (Harimau), developed jointly by FNSS and PT Pindad will showcase its prowess in the Military Live Demonstration that will take place at the outdoor exhibition area. The platform, developed jointly by FNSS and PT Pindad is as part of a Defence Industry Cooperation Agreement signed between Turkey and Indonesia.
The Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) is the latest technology amphibious vehicle designed by FNSS to meet amphibious operational requirements. During the beach landing phase of an amphibious operation, these vehicles are launched from landing helicopter docks (LHD) and are able to rapidly cover the distance between the vessel and the shore, allowing marine units to land under armour protection.
Featuring a unique hull design and powerful water jets, the ZAHA is highly mobile in the water with a speed of 7 knots, as well as on land, at 70 km/h maximum speed. The platform’s fire power is provided by the purposely designed CAKA dual remote-controlled turret that can be armed with a 12.7mm MG and a 40mm AGL.
Designed to support dual operations based on their mission requirements, armoured amphibious assault vehicles need to ensure superior capabilities both at sea and on land. Compared to similar systems, the MAV can be considered superior in number of transported personnel, level of ballistic and mine protection, new generation remote controlled turret and performances on land and afloat.
The Tiger Roars at the Show
In addition to ZAHA, KAPLAN MT “Harimau”, which was developed within the scope of the project signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries of Turkiye and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence with an interstate agreement, will take place in the live demonstration of the Indonesian Army on Wednesday, November 2, in the open area of the Expo.
FNSS completed the production of the first batch of vehicles with the serial production configuration. Ten tank platforms are produced in FNSS facilities and shipped to Indonesia for final turret assembly. The parts and subsystems for the production of remaining eight vehicles were exported to Indonesia as knock-down kits and delivered to FNSS’ partner PT Pindad. Production of the vehicles is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2023.
The new generation KAPLAN MT is the sole and exclusive modern Medium Weight Tank designed with rear powerpack and not a conversion of a variant from an existing IFV. Its unique design provides the lowest silhouette and highest power-to-weight ratio in its class and its platform is designed for optimum weight and high mobility performance. The vehicle’s design architecture provides a superior level of battlefield survivability that includes advanced ballistic, best-in-class mine protection systems and adequate firepower, the latter ensuring near-real time response against most battlefield threats.
FNSS’ cutting-edge solutions are available for viewing at Hall A-A005a.