CSG companies will sell wheeled armoured vehicles Pandur II to Indonesia
The CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP (CSG) companies won an important contract for the Indonesian armed forces. Following a previously announced contract for rocket launchers, ammunition and engineering vehicles, the Czech companies in coordination with local producers will deliver 23 wheeled armoured vehicles Pandur II 8X8 to Indonesia. The contract was signed in December 2019.
EXCALIBUR ARMY, a member of CSG, has already completed several successful projects in Southeast Asia. A 2017 contract for special amphibious bridge vehicles for the Indonesian armed forces worth billions of Czech crowns is currently being implemented. The final delivery has been scheduled for the second half of 2020.
In cooperation with TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE company, EXCALIBUR ARMY will now start to fulfil the new contract. Between 2021 and 2022, the Indonesian army will get more than two dozen floating wheeled armoured vehicles Pandur II 8x8, which will be equipped with a turret by ARES company armed with a 30 mm cannon. The value of the contract will be worth billions of Czech crowns.
The contract is being held under the auspices of EXCALIBUR ARMY, which has a large business network and has already achieved several commercial successes in the Indonesian market, and in cooperation with TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE, a leading Czech land systems manufacturer and a license holder for Pandur II 8x8 vehicles production.
The Czech Ministry of Defense, specifically its Industrial Cooperation Department, provided a significant support to the project. The state-owned Indonesian company PT. PINDAD (PERSERO) will also participate: the Indonesian partner will provide for the production of some technological parts and will participate in the final assembly of the vehicles. With the prospect of extending the contract to hundreds of vehicles, the Indonesian company might be involved more intensively in the production of Pandur II 8x8 vehicles in the future.
The contract to supply Indonesian Army with new Pandurs, is another significant commercial success of the CSG holding companies. It is even greater given that the Indonesian armed forces have been implementing their military vehicles modernization for several years by carefully choosing between different offers and types of vehicles. The command of the Indonesian Army demanded vehicles proven in combat missions, and ideally used by the NATO armies. The army also required vehicles with good cross-country mobility in difficult terrains, floating capability and high ballistic and mine resistance. The Czech made Pandurs II 8x8 have met all the criteria.
EXCALIBUR ARMY already delivered several successful projects in Southeast Asia. In the past, it delivered RM-70 Vampire rocket launchers together with special support and command vehicles, produced and equipped in cooperation with other Czech and Slovak companies, to Indonesia. The company has continued to supply missile technology and spare parts for land vehicles to Indonesia, and it also provides services for the Indonesian army and its marine corps.
In addition, the company also offers other combat and engineering equipment from its portfolio in Southeast Asia, i.e. Patriot I and II 4x4 armoured vehicles, and AM-50 EX and AM-70 EX bridge vehicles on Tatra chassis. The AM-50 EX model has already found its customers, and in case of AM-70 EX, the company´s representatives have already had several meetings with potential buyers.