Indonesia is developing a unique boat for so-called “brown water” warfare.
The tank ship under test in Indonesia is sailing at high speed
The “tank boat” is designed to carry more than 50 troops—and the firepower of a tank.
The tank boat will be used to defend the Indonesian archipelago from external threats and pirates
Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia, is the country with the most islands and is known as the “country of ten thousand islands.” In order to maintain public order and national defense between the islands, Indonesia has designed a hybrid “tank boat”. It Can carry 1 platoon of troops, and has a 105mm main gun, and can sail about 960 kilometers after refueling.
According to media reports, the Indonesian defense blog disclosed that the tank ship was developed by Indonesia’s defense contractor PT Lundin, and was approved by the Ministry of Defense to conduct a small amount of production and testing. If the results will good, more orders will be obtained. On April 28th, the tank ship prototype started sea trials on the coast of Banyuwangi (opposite Bali), East Java.