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Pindad APS-2
File:Pindad APS-2 in a parade.jpg
Panser APS-2 in a parade
Type APC
Place of origin Indonesia Indonesia
Service history
Used by Indonesian army
Production history
Designer PT Pindad
Manufacturer PT Pindad
Unit cost 600 million rupiah (US$60,000)
Produced 2006
Number built Unknown
Specifications
Weight 12 ton (maximum)
Crew 15 men

Armor Monocoque body armor, 8-10 mm
Primary
armament
12,7 mm heavy machine gun or 40 mm grenade launcher
Engine Renault MIDR 062045 diesel turbo-charged 6 cylinder inline
Speed 90 km/hour

Pindad APS-2 or APS-2 (Angkut Personel Sedang-2; English: Medium Personnel Carrier), also known as APS-1V1[1] is a military armored vehicle made by Pindad, Indonesia. This armored vehicle is the development of prototype APR-1V 4x4 wheel drive run by BPPT and Pindad.[2] The results of this development and refinement resulted in APS-1 with 6x4 and APS-2 6x6 wheel drive, with a chassis derived from Perkasa trucks.[3][4]

History

The APS vehicle prototype (also known as APS-1) was built using the Perkasa truck chassis made by the Wahana Perkasa Auto Jaya (PT Texmaco) factory, Subang, West Java. The APS-1 armored vehicle can be loaded with 13 soldiers in which the driver sits in a separate cabin right next to the engine housing. Furthermore, the APS-1 design was again refined by Pindad and BPPT by giving birth to the APS-1 V1 variant (also known as APS-2).[1]

The position of the engine is shifted from the driver's side to the center. This allows the commander and the rider to sit next to each other which can also help increase situational awareness for the driver. At first glance, the APS-2 design resembles the Anoa 6 × 6 armored car. The first appearance of the APS-2 version in public was during the 2006 PTI (Pameran Teknologi & Industri - Technology & Industry Exhibition) at the Plaza Parkir Timur Senayan, 19-22 September 2006.[1]

Previously, it was believed that the Ministry of Defense and Security of the Republic of Indonesia had ordered a total of 150 APS-2 6x6 units. On January 13, 2010, 33 APS-2 armored units were handed over, so the total number of armored vehicles that have been submitted to the Ministry of Defense is 93 out of 150 APS-2 6x6 armored units and 4 reconnaissance units ordered by the Ministry of Defense, while the remaining 61 units are contract value. in the amount of Rp. 473 billion is planned to be completed in 2010. Of the 33 units submitted, 13 units will be used by TNI troops for peacekeeping missions in Lebanon.[5] However, there seems to be a naming error in this order, where the actual order is the APS 6x6 which is Anoa.[6]

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