Saturday, May 22, 2010

Medium Armoured Personel Carrier PINDAD APS-3 / Angkut Personel Sedang-3 PINDAD ANOA

Pindad Panser APS-3

Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin 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
armament 12.7 mm MG, CIS 40 AGL
armament 2x3 66 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
range 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.


The Pindad APS-3 had been officially unveiled to the public at the Indo Defence & Aerospace 2008 exhibition on November 19, 2008 to November 22, 2008 after being shown in a TNI parade on October 5, 2008. On August 30, 2008, 10 APS-3's have been produced with the plan of having 150 vehicles to be produced for the Indonesian Army in time for their first deployment in 2009. 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. 40 Pansers were delivered as part of PT Pindad's commitment to the total delivery of 154 Pansers. 33 Pansers were eventually submitted to the Ministry of Defence on January 13, 2010. 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.

STANAG 4569 Level 3

NATO AEP-55 STANAG 4569 is a NATO Standardization Agreement covering the standards for the "Protection Levels for Occupants of Logistic and Light Armored Vehicles"

Level 3 Kinetic Energy
7.62 x 51 AP (WC core) at 30 meters with 930 m/s

Grenade and Mine Blast Threat
8 kg (explosive mass) Blast AT Mine:
3a – Mine Explosion pressure activated under any wheel or track location.
3b – Mine Explosion under center.


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)[13] 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. 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. 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 armor steel. 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, which was announced that the APS-3 fire-support version would be deployed into the Indonesian Army by 2010.


The following variants are to be produced by PT Pindad:
• Fire Support
• Ambulance
• Command
• Logistics
• Armored Recovery
• Reconnaissance/Surveillance
• Mortar Carrier


• Indonesia: 150 6x6 variants and 4 4x4 variants under construction for the Indonesian Army by 2008 - 2010. A recent news article from PT Pindad suggests a total of 154 Pansers are to be delivered. Anoa 6x6 is being used by Indonesian Army for UNIFIL in Lebanon to replace VAB

Possible operators

• Oman: Unconfirmed reports of 200 units ordered.
• Malaysia: Being offered for Malaysian Battalion (Malbatt) Lebanon peacekeeping requirements. Up to 30 may be acquired. A Pindad report indicated 32 Pansers are being prepared for Malbatt.
• Bangladesh: A visit by a Bangladeshi trade delegation to the PT Pindad office has expressed interest in possible acquisition of the Panser.
• Nepal: Nepal was reported to have shown interest for 28 6x 6 versions of the Panser for its UN peacekeeping missions.



Tipe lapis baja pengangkut pasukan

Negara asal Indonesia

Sejarah pemakaian

Digunakan oleh Indonesia

Sejarah produksi

Perancang PT Pindad Tahun 2006

Produsen PT Pindad Diproduksi 2006

Jumlah produksi 150+


Berat 11 ton, 14 ton (combat)

Panjang 6 m

Lebar 2.5 m

Tinggi 2.5 m / 2.9 m (varian FSV)

Awak 3 + 10 penumpang

Tempur Lapis baja Monocoque, STANAG 4569 level 3

Senjata utama Senapan mesin 12.7 mm, granat CIS 40 AGL (Buatan Singapura)

Senjatapelengkap 2x3 66 mm peluncur granat asap

Jenis Mesin Renault MIDR 062045 diesel turbo-charged 6 silinder inline , paket pendingin Behr 320Hp, 2500 Rpm (Buatan Perancis)

Daya kuda/ton 22,85 HP/ton

Transmisi Otomatis, ZF S6HP502, 6 maju, 1 mundur

Suspensi Suspensi Independen, batang torsi

Ground clearance 40 cm

Kapasitas tangki 200 liter

Daya jelajah 600 km

Kecepatan 90 km/j

ANOA adalah sebuah kendaraan militer lapis baja buatan PT Pindad (persero), Indonesia. Nama ANOA sendiri diambil dari nama hewan Anoa yang hidup di pulau sulawesi.


ANOA APS-3 berbeda dengan pendahulunya (APS-1 dan APS-2) yang dikembangkan dari truk komersial. "Anoa" menggunakan badan berdesain monocoque berlapis baja. Sistem suspensi batang torsi baru dikemabangkan untuk panser ini. Mesin dan transmisi menggunakan produk Renault dari Perancis. Sopir duduk disebelah kanan dan komandan duduk disebelah kiri dari kendaraan.

Jenis jenis Pindad ANOA

Pindad ANOA 4x4
Kendaraan taktis (rantis) beroda 4 yang termasuk jenis ARMOURED PERSONAL CARRIER

Pindad ANOA 6x6
Versi beroda 6 yang paling banyak diproduksi.

Pindad ANOA cannon
Panser ini merupakan proyek pengembangan panser Pindad ANOA 6x6 . Sistem turet canon panser ini menggunakan CSE-90/MK-III buatan CMI Defense, Belgia. CSE-90 berkaliber 90mm ini juga dilengkapi dengan senapan mesin coaxial 7,62mm. Untuk perangkat komunikasi menggunakan Intercom set VHF/FM dengan fasilitas anti-jamming dan berkemampuan hopping channel. Peralatan pertempuran lainnya adalah teropong malam (Night Vision Google), GPS, dan perangkat sensor senjata.


• Indonesia: 150 varian 6x6 dan 4 varian 4x4 dibuat untuk TNI AD antara by 2008 - 2010.

Kemungkinan operator

• Oman: Pemesanan 200 unit yang belum dikonfirmasi.
• Malaysia: Ketertarikan akan 30 unit untuk misi perdamaian di Lebanon.
• Bangladesh: Kunjungan petinggi Bangladesh menyiratkan ketertarikan Bangladesh utk membeli beberapa unit.
• Nepal: Nepal dilaporkan menunjukan ketertarikan untuk membeli 28 varian 6x6 juga untuk misi perdamaian PBB.