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KAPLAN MEDIUM TANK (MT) is the result of joint efforts and cooperation between PT Pindad and FNSS in design, development, production, integration and testing.

Its unique design provides the lowest silhouette and highest power to weight ratio in its class. Its platform is designed for optimum weight and high mobility performance. Latest technology rear configuration power pack of the vehicle is combined with advanced electronic controlled systems, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and heavy-duty suspension, which enables the vehicle to ensure freedom of high, reliable and continuous power during expeditionary maneuvers on the battlefield for day and night operations. KAPLAN MT’s specific design for terrain configurations such as in South East Asia has been tested in challenging environmental conditions of Indonesia archipelago and achieved best results recorded for its class.

KAPLAN MT’s design architecture provides superior level of battlefield survivability which comprises advanced ballistic and best in class mine protection systems and adequate firepower against battlefield threats with great speed of response within a short period of time.

Interior of the vehicle is engineered carefully considering the ergonomics of the crew and different tactical and battlefield conditions including driving, firing and ammunition load/unload. KAPLAN MT is equipped with day and thermal cameras for driver, multi-functional digital driver dashboard, 3rd generation high performance sight system for gunner and commander. In addition Battlefield Management System (BMS) and Laser Warning System (LWS) is also available to provide tactical and situational awareness for the crew.


Unique Anti-Armored Punch

KAPLAN MT is fitted with the latest generation CMI Defence Cockerill® 3105 turret equipped with high-pressure 105 mm Cockerill® gun The Cockerill® C3105 is the most advanced and capable light 105 mm turret in its class. It is ideal for infantry support and light KAPLAN MT roles. The C3105 has a unique indirect firing capability that permits to engage in urban and multi-complex terrains.

PT Pindad and FNSS continue to deliver KAPLAN MT to the Indonesian Armed Forces.

Technical Specifications

General Features

TransmissionFully Automatic, 4 forward, 2 reverse gears
Powerpack PositionRear
Crew3 (Driver, Gunner and Commander)

Mission Systems

Vision Systems•Commander and Gunner independent Thermal and Day stabilized sights, plus direct-view periscopes
• Gunner emergency direct-view sight.
• Thermal and Daytime cameras for driver
Fire ControlDigital fire control, fully stabilized fire on-the-move,
hunter/killer and day + night capability, with high firstround
hit probability
User InterfaceMultifunctional Digital Driver Dashboard
Communication Equipment• Wireless Crew Intercommunication
• UHF/VHF Radios
• Battle Management Systems (BMS)
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) SystemYes
CBRN SystemYes
A/C SystemYes
Automatic Fire SuppressionFor crew and engine compartments
Vehicle İnfrastructureCan-Bus
Navigation SystemYes


Ballistic Protection• Stanag 4569
• Modular design
Mine ProtectionSTANAG 4569 (Tested and approved)
Active Protection System Optinonal (ASELSAN Pulat)

Source: FNSS

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