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Pindad Badak

6x6 Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (FSV)

Indonesia | 2022

"The Pindad Badak is a dedicated Fire Support Vehicle development of the original Anoa 6x6 wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier by Indonesia."

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The Badak is a modern addition to Indonesian Land Forces with design work undertaken in 2013 and serial production started in 2014, leading to a series introduction had in 2022. While just 7 total hulls mark the series' footprint within the inventory of the Indonesian Army, the design signifies the decided push to modernize Indonesian ground force capabilities for the long-term. PT Pindad is responsible for its design and based the 6x6 wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (FSV) on its existing Anoa Armored Personnel Carirer (APC) detailed elsewhere on MilitaryFactory.com.

The Badak is intended as a successor to an aging line of British Alvis Saladins (also detailed elsewhere on this site). Of the original 50 hulls expected, just 14 are now to be procured due to budget constraints.

As a Fire Support Vehicle, the 14-ton platform is intended as a mobile support solution, bringing to bear a 90mm main gun set into a Cockerill CSE 90LP powered turret. The turret sits atop the light-armored hull features fully-suspended (double-wishbone) large roadwheels offering excellent ground clearance. Power is from an inline turbocharged diesel engine of 340 horsepower driving the conventional arrangement. Internally, the operating crew numbers three (driver, commander, and gunner) while protection levels reach STANAG Level 3 (though this can be enhanced to Level 4 as needed). The driver sits at front-right in the arrangement with the commander and gunner in the turret. This sets the powerpack to the driver's left in the hull.

Operational ranges reach 370 miles on internal fuel and a road speed of 50 miles-per-hour is possible, allowing the vehicle to easily maintain its footing alongside a mobile, advancing ground force.

Secondary armament is a 7.62mm machine gun as an anti-infantry measure. At each "cheek" plate of the turret are also seated smoke grenade dischargers in two banks of four launchers each - these providing a self-screening effect on the vehicle when enacted.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Badak FSV 6x6 Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).
1 x Inline turbocharged, intercooled diesel-fueled engine developing 340 horsepower to conventional 6x6 all-wheeled arrangement.
Installed Power
50 mph
80 kph
Road Speed
373 miles
600 km
The physical qualities of the Badak FSV 6x6 Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).
19.7 ft
6 meters
O/A Length
8.2 ft
2.5 meters
O/A Width
9.5 ft
2.9 meters
O/A Height
30,865 lb
14,000 kg | 15.4 tons
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Pindad Badak 6x6 Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).
1 x 90mm Mk.III M-A1 main gun in Cockerill powered turret.
1 x 7.62mm anti-infantry machine gun fitted coaxially.
1 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) on pintle mount on turret roof (optional).
8 x Smoke grenade dischargers.
34 x 90mm projectiles (estimated).
1,000 x 7.62mm ammunition (estimated).
500 x 12.7mm ammunition (estimated).
8 x Smoke grenades.
Nightvision - YES.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES, OPTIONAL.
Notable series variants as part of the Pindad Badak family line.
Badak - Base Series Name.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Pindad Badak. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 7 Units

Contractor(s): PT Pindad - Indonesia
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Image of the Pindad Badak
Official public release image from PT Pindad of Indonesia.

Design Qualities
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