BANDUNG-One product of PT Pindad, Anoa Amphibious appeared at the opening of the 22nd National Technology Awakening Day (Hakteknas) which was officially opened by Vice President Jusuf Kalla on August 10, 2017 at Center Point of Indonesia (CPI), Makassar, Sulawesi South.
The event was also attended by the 3rd President as known as Mr. Technology Indonesia, B.J. Habibie, Minister of Research,Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir, Coordinating Minister for the Ministry of Marine Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo and other officials.
President Director of PT Pindad Abraham Mose said, Pindad presents its products at Research, Innovation, and Technology (RITECH) Expo 2017, an annual exhibition commemorating Hakteknas featuring the results of research and innovation in technology that took place from 10-13 August 2017 and open to Community.
PT Pindad incorporated in the cluster of National Defense and Hightech Industry (NDHI) with PT Dahana (Persero), PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero), PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero), PT Industri Nuklir Indonesia (Persero), and PT Len Industri (Persero) ) Showcasing their superior products together in the NDHI booth.
He said Anoa Amphibious is a research and development product from children of the nation which made with attention to the geographical conditions of Indonesia, most of its territory consists of waters such as the sea, rivers and lakes.
"Amphibious is equipped with hydraulic propulsion system that is able to maneuver maximally in waters." Amphibious is also capable of being operated in sea state level 1, and will be tested on sea state level 2," he told reporters in Bandung on Thursday (10/8 / 2017).
In addition to the Amphibious variant, Pindad also has various types of Ranpur Anoa with their respective functions such as APC, Logistic, Ambulance, and Recovery. Anoa and other special vehicles such as Komodo, Rhino, Sanca and the latest medium tank, have a function to support soldiers according to the needs of operations in the field.
Pindad also displays the latest product of innovation and product of Defense and Security Business (Hankam) and industrial. The weapons displayed are: High-accuracy weapons SPR 3, Strong weapons that won international shoot competition SS2 V1 HB, G2 Elite gun, Combat, and specially designed for sporting shoot, G2 Premium and Pistol Mag 4 (Desert), as well as weapons that is equipped with silencer for special operation, SS2 V7 Subsonic.
Various mock ups or replicas of products in smaller sizes are also displayed, including: APO Anoa Variant Vehicle, Police Tactical Vehicle Komodo, First Excavator made domestically Pindad Excava 200, Power-damaged vehicles equipped with Canon, Rhino and a powerful platform in the water , Tank Boat.
"Science and Innovation is very important for the progress of the nation, we apply the application in Pindad to produce various products of our pride, which is the work of the nation," he concluded.