Anoa II in Lebanon

Seven new Pindad APS-3 Anoa II joined the Indonesian UNIFIL Battalion in Southern Lebanon at the end of July 2012. This new vehicle on Lebanese grounds is the updated and uparmored version of the Pindad APS-3 Anoa already in use by the UNIFIL.

Here are some specifications of the new Anoa II described by this Indonesian military blog: (Google translated text, mind the mistakes :))

One of the advantages that exist in Anoa is a system of protection provided by the coating and the steel frame, which has a STANAG level 3 level 3. This means it can withstand bullets ranpur kinetic up to 7.62 x 51 mm standard NATO Armor Piercing from 30 meters with a speed of 930 m / s, and can withstand mine explosions up to 8 kg mass on the axle and wheel in the middle of the body .

In addition, the navigation system equipped with the latest Anoa and anti-jamming communication tools. Combat vehicles that can be used for various functions, ranging from a troop carrier, command vehicle, walked up to the hospital, on the battlefield.

Weapons that are mounted 7.62 mm machine gun and 12.7 mm for infantry variant and Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) 40 mm for variant cavalry. For self-defense, Anoa thrower is equipped with a smoke screen of 2 x 3 66 mm.

Anoa time to test drive some time ago, it could be driven ranpur up to 100 km / h. Anoa also able to jump over a meter wide moat and devour the hill with a slope of 45 degrees. The whole body Anoa coated steel bullets. If the AK-47 rifles mowed or M-16 will be guaranteed not to penetrate.

Delivery 7 units to the Task Force ranpur Anoa Indo FPC XXVI-D2/UNIFIL TNI Konga is a program of the Government of Indonesia, in this case the TNI headquarters, in order to replace the APC VAB – NG made ​​in France that has since 2006 become a very important part in the implementation of the UN mission in UNIFIL.

7 units Anoa arrival on Saturday (7/21/2012) at UNIFIL Headquarters-Naqoura, which is also an Indo FPC Task Force, welcomed by Dansatgas Indo FPC TNI Konga XXVI-D2/UNIFIL Major Inf Wimoko and accompanied by Captain Kav I Nyoman serves as a Cavalry officer Artawan Pasilog Task Force.

The use by the Task Force ranpur Anoa Indo FPC is to support the Task Force basic tasks, such as the implementation of the security patrol UNIFIL Headquarters (Green Hill) and surrounding areas, escort UNIFIL Force Commander Hom and in order Tripartite Meeting between the LAF (Lebanes Armed Force), IDF (Israel Defence Force) and UNIFIL, as well as joint exercises with troops from foreign countries who are members of UNIFIL.

 

 

The new UNIFIL INDOBATT Pindad APS-3 Anoa II at its arrival to Lebanon.

The Pindad APS-3 Anoa II during military exercises prior to the Lebanon deployment

 

 

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