Friday, February 16, 2024

FNSS shows Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank

Turkish FNSS Savunma company publicly displayed for the first time its new Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank prototype at IDEF 2017.

The Modern Medium Weight Tank, also known as the MMWT, is a collaborative tank program between Turkish manufacturer FNSS and Indonesian manufacturer PT Pindad. The governments of Indonesia and Turkey first agreed in May 2015 to jointly develop the MMWT for the Indonesian Army at a reported cost of 30 million US dollars.

The Kaplan MT is an armored fighting vehicle mounting armed with a 105 mm rifled tank gun fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor, muzzle brake and muzzle reference system, which enables the gunner to bore sight the 105 mm gun without leaving the vehicle.

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On 1 November 2016, during the 2016 Indo Defence expo, the first model of the tank was unveiled, along with some technical specifications. Most notably, the vehicles overall weight was reported to be around 35 tonnes, and the main armament would be provided by a Belgian-made turret developed by CMI Defence featuring a 105mm rifled barrel, capable of firing a wide range of projectiles.

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