Production of Kozak-2M2 armored vehicles to be launched in Indonesia

Prototype of the Indonesian version of the armored car “Kozak-2M” Image: Kepo Militer Indonesia

Indonesia is considering the production of Ukrainian armored vehicles “Kozak-2M2” under license.

This was announced by the Head of the Development Department of the NGO “Practice” Sergei Vilkov on the air of the Military Podcast. The topic of conversation was the family of Kozak armored cars and the interest in them from foreign customers.

Ukrainian manufacturer of special automotive equipment – Research and Production Association “Practice” is cooperating with the local Indonesian state company PT Pindad, which plans to establish licensed production of armored vehicle “Kozak-2M2” at its facilities in Indonesia.

“We plan to produce Kozak-2M2 in Indonesia, in which case it will be if the project is now very tight due to COVID-19,” says Serhiy Vilkov.

In 2020, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the NGO “Practice” and PT Pindad. In September of the same year, a delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense visited the plant. The Indonesians got acquainted with the production facilities and the latest developments in military equipment.

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Assembling the body of the armored car “Kozak-2M1”. Photo: Eugene Rudenko

Serhiy Vilkov noted that this is a new version of the Indonesian tactical armored vehicle called Komodo, which will actually be a “Cossack” manufactured under license at a local company.

“In this case, we (NGO” Practice “- ed.) Will supply armored cortis and individual parts, key points, and they (PT Pindad – ed.) There will be located можливості”, – said the Head of Development of NGO “Practice” .

Recently, images of the Kozak armored vehicle in Indonesia with a changed design, which differs from all previous cars of the family, appeared on social networks.

Comparison of the prototype design of the Indonesian version of the armored car “Kozak-2M” and “Kozak-2M1”. Image: Kepo Militer Indonesia

Indonesian sources called this car a prototype presented by the defense company PT Pindad with a changed appearance, especially in the front of the body of the armored car, its hood and radiator grille. No more detailed information was provided, but due to the poor image quality, we can only assume that the armored body remained unchanged.

Armored car “Kozak-2M2”

Tactical vehicle “Kozak-2M2” is designed for a wide range of combat missions, including actions directly on the battlefield. Particular attention is paid to mine protection, which allows the use of these vehicles in “asymmetric conflicts”. This modification is designed for foreign countries and is equipped with an automatic transmission and can be equipped with Deutz or Caterpillar engines.

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