Indonesia displays new equipment in Armed Forces anniversary

A Chinese CH-4B UCAV. A similar one was flown by the TNI-AU as part of the TNI anniversary. 

The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) displayed several of their new assets during its founding 74th founding anniversary on 5 October 2019. This year the parade will be held in Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in the capital city Jakarta.

It is usual for the TNI to display new assets during the TNI anniversary parade, as it has been doing for several years.

The Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) showed its Chaiseri First Win 2 mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) armored vehicle for the first time. Indonesian observers noted that the vehicle is with the TNI-AD’s Special Forces unit. No quantity or details are available at the moment, although the Thailand-made Chaiser First Win is a 4x4 MRAP in the 13-ton category that can accommodate up to 10 troops.

Next is a locally-developed Swamp/Air Boat from Indonesian company PT Mega Perkasa Engineering. The flat-bottom airboat can carry up to 7 troops and is capable of operating from shallow water or swamp areas. The boats displayed also appears to be with Special Forces units.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) showed its new ILSV 4x4 armored vehicle, which is used by the KOPASKA frogman unit. These are also locally made by Indonesian company PT Jala Berikat Nusantara Perkasa.

Another one from the Indonesian Marines (MARINIR) is their new Type 90B 122mm multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) made by Chinese arms company NORINCO. This new system will complement their existing RM-70 MLRS systems from the Czech Republic. No specific quantity was mentioned although previous reports says the MARINIR has at least 4 units in service.

Also showing in the parade is the CH-4B unmanned aerial combat vehicle ((UCAV) of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) which was recently used in the recently conclude TNI Exercise Dharma Yudha 2019.

[1] Airspace Review

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