PT Pindad, PT Lundin and CMI Defence demonstrate capability of innovative Tank Boat® design for the first time

PT Pindad, PT Lundin and CMI Defence are demonstrating the full versatility and lethality of their X-18 Tank Boat® concept at Indo Defence 2016 for the first time. The Tank Boat® incorporates the CMI Defence Cockerill® 3105 high pressure 105mm weapon system aboard an advanced composite catamaran hull specifically designed by PT Lundin. It provides navies and coastal forces with unmatched capability.

The lethality of the Cockerill® 105mm gun combined with the maneuverability, speed and stealth of the platform give the Tank Boat® a peerless capability to operate unrestricted in the littoral environment. During the exhibition, the three partners are scheduled to demonstrate the concept to official delegations from the Indonesia’s armed forces and other countries in the region.

Abraham Mose, President of PT Pindad: “The tank Boat reflects our innovation efforts to develop more defence products for Indonesia, it is a testimony of our strong commitment to support and protect a country with over 17,000 islands.”

John Lundin, President of PT Lundin: “We’re delighted to see that there is already interest both within and beyond the local region in the acquisition of the Tank Boat®. Working with CMI Defence and PT Pindad on this project is particularly exciting for our teams.”

Jean-Luc Maurange, President of CMI Defence: “The Tank Boat® concept represents a revolution in thinking about littoral security. This development contributes to CMI Defence remaining at the forefront of technological developments, always going ahead of customers’ needs.”