Indonesia develops amphibious tracked transport vehicle for the Marine Corps

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Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies

PT Republik Defensindo is developing a new amphibious tracked transport vehicle  for the Indonesian Marine Corps. That was reported by www.altair.com.pl.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia is seeking to procure a modern amphibious vehicle to replace the Soviet K-61 amphibious cargo vehicle.

PT Republik Defensindo is now preparing for the construction of two prototypes Kapa RD Mk I, which will be used for field tests. Trials will begin in 2017 and will be conducted on land provided by the Marine Corps. In 2018 the Ministry of Defence should be ordered the first batch of 14 cars. Deliveries are to be completed in 2019.

The max weight of amphibian Kapa RD Mk I will be 25 t. The vehicles will be powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engines Iveco L6 power of 590 hp. They grow 70-75 km / h on land or in water 7-8. They will be able to take on board less than 50 soldiers without additional equipment. The manufacturer assumes the assembly of diverse weapons, from 7.62-mm km after more than 100-mm artillery sets. Reinstate cars but will greatly reduce the transport capacity.

Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies
Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies
Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies
Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies
Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies
Kapa RD Mk I. Photo by Defense Studies

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