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Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" 6x6
Panser side left.JPG
Pindad Panser Anoa
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Indonesia Indonesia
Service history
Used by Indonesia
Production history
Designer PT Pindad
Designed 2006
Manufacturer PT Pindad
Produced 2006
Number built 150
Weight 11 tonnes, 14 tons (combat)
Length 6 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2.5 m / 2.9 m (FSV variant)
Crew 3 + 10 passengers

Armor Monocoque Armoured, STANAG 4569 level 3
12.7 mm MG, CIS 40 AGL
6 x 60 mm smoke grenade launcher
Engine Renault MIDR 062045 inline 6 cylinder turbo-charged diesel, Behr cooling pack
320Hp, 2500 Rpm
Power/weight 22,85 HP/ton
Transmission Automatic, ZF S6HP502, 6 forward, 1 reverse
Suspension Independent suspension, torsion bar
Ground clearance 40 cm
Fuel capacity 200 litres
600 km
Speed 90 km/h

The APS-3 "Anoa" (Angkut Personel Sedang) is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier developed by PT Pindad of Indonesia. The APS-3 is named after the Anoa, which is a type of buffalo indigenous to Indonesia. The prototype was first unveiled at the 61st anniversary of TNI on October 5, 2006 in TNI HQ at Cilangkap, south of capital Jakarta.[1][2]



The Pindad APS-3 had been officially unveiled to the public at the Indo Defence & Aerospace 2008 exhibition on November 19, 2008[3] to November 22, 2008[4] after being shown in a TNI parade on October 5, 2008.[5] On August 30, 2008, 10 APS-3's have been produced[6] with the plan of having 150 vehicles to be produced for the Indonesian Army[7][8] in time for their first deployment in 2009.[9] 20 of the Pansers were handed over to the Indonesian government through the Defense Ministry, part of a deal from the initial 150 vehicles to 40 due to the economic crisis.[10] Pindad had received loans from state-owned Bank Mandiri, Bank BNI 46 and Bank BRI as part of payments for the manufacture of the Pansers.[10]


Pindad Panser on display at the Indo Defence & Aerospace 2008 in UN Peacekeeping colors.

The development history of the Pindad Panser was started in 2003 as a result of increased military intervention in the Aceh province. During the conflict, the Indonesian Army put forward urgent requirements for an armored personnel carrier for the transport of troops.

PT Pindad responded to this requirement in 2004, with the APR-1V (Angkut Personel Ringan)[11] a 4x4 armored vehicle based on a commercial Izuzu truck chassis. 14 vehicles were built by Pindad and were sent to Aceh for evaluation and combat trials. However, the follow-on orders for another 26 vehicles were canceled following the 2004 tsunami.

Pindad continued the APC development program with assistance from the Agency For Assessment and Application of Technology or BPPT in 2005.[12] The next prototype was the APS-1 (Angkut Personel Sedang), a 6x6 design that was again based on a commercial Perkasa truck platform by PT Texmaco.[13] Although it was not selected for production, the experience gained in developing the APS-1 convinced the Indonesian Army to give the go-ahead by Pindad to develop the next generation of Panser vehicles, the APS-2 at a production cost of 600 million rupiah or US$60,000 each.



The APS-3 differed from its predecessors which had been based on commercial truck platforms. Instead, the "Anoa" used a monocoque hull design consisting of steel composites. A new torsion bar suspension system was also developed for the Panser. Currently, the engine and transmission are imported from Renault. Indigenous options are being developed as replacements. The driver sits on the right of the vehicle while the vehicle commander sits on the left.


The baseline vehicle is fitted with a cupola on the left of the vehicle and armed with a 12.7mm (.50 cal) heavy machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. A fire-support version using a CMI Defence's CSE-90 turret with the Cockerill 90 mm Mk III was unveiled at Indo Defence & Aerospace 2008,[14] which was announced that the APS-3 fire-support version would be deployed into the Indonesian Army by 2010.[15]


Pindad Panser with a Cockerill 90 mm Mk III turret on display at Indo Defence & Aerospace 2008.

The following variants are to be produced by PT Pindad:[16][17]

  • APC
  • Fire Support
  • Ambulance
  • Command
  • Logistics
  • Armored Recovery
  • Reconnaissance/Surveillance
  • Mortar Carrier


Possible operators

  •  Oman: Unconfirmed reports of 200 units ordered. [19]
  •  Malaysia: Unconfirmed reports of interest in up to 30 units for Lebanon peacekeeping.
  •  Nepal: Nepal was reported to have shown interest for 28 6x 6 versions of the Panser for its UN peacekeeping missions.[21]

See also

  • VAB
  • Pindad APS-1
  • Pindad APS-2


  1. ^ "Panser 6x6 Pindad" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Angkasa. 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2008-10-29.  
  2. ^ "Menhan: Pengadaan Panser VAB Dikurangi" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Antara News. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-11-03.  
  3. ^ "Wapres Jusuf Kalla Buka Indo Defence 2008" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Angkasa. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  4. ^ "Panser Anoa Tipe Apc Unjuk Kebolehan Di Pameran Indo Defence 2008" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Tentara Nasional Indonesia. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  5. ^ "JK: Panser TNI Bukan untuk Parade" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Okezone. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  6. ^ "Pindad Teracam Gagal Penuhi Pesanan Panser TNI" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Kontan. 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  7. ^ a b "Pindad Optimistis Selesaikan 20 Panser Pesanan TNI" (in Bahasa Indonesia). 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-10-29.  
  8. ^ "105 Kendaraan Tempur TNI AL Tak Layak" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Okezone. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-12-11.  
  9. ^ "TNI Pesan 150 Unit Panser Di PT.Pindad" (in Bahasa Indonesia). PAB Online. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  10. ^ a b "Indonesia’s Pindad Makes Panser APC Delivery". 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-09-05.  
  11. ^ "KSAD Pamer Panser Buatan Pindad" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Radar Tarakan Online. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-29.  
  12. ^ "Panser Amfibi Beroda Ban dari BPPT" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Sinar Harapan. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-29.  
  13. ^ "BPPT-Pindad Berencana Kembangkan Tank Untuk Kebutuhan Tni" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  14. ^ "Panser Terbaru Pindad Bersenjata Kanon" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Angkasa. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-11-24.  
  15. ^ "Pindad Rancang Panser Canon" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Tempo Interactive. 2008-08-29.,20080829-132920,id.html. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  16. ^ "Pindad Siap Realisasikan Panser Pesanan Dephan" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Sinar Harapan. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  17. ^ "Pindad Serahkan Panser di Hari Jadi TNI" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Media Indonesia. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  
  18. ^ "Dephan Tak Ada Kenaikan Kontrak Pembelian Panser" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2008-10-13.  
  19. ^ "Pindad Kebanjiran Pesanan Panser" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2009-11-14.  
  20. ^ "Bangladesh Delegation Interested in Ss2 and Panzer Products of Pt. Pindad". PT Pindad. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-10-29.  
  21. ^ "Pindad Pertimbangkan Pesanan Panser Dari Nepal" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Departemen Komunikasi Dan Informatika. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  

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