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Thales Australia Bushmaster operated by Kopassus

Durng the fourth Ministerial 2+2 dialogue with Indonesia,  senior Australian defence industry officials signed a collaboration agreement to develop an Indonesian-made version of the Bushmaster, the Sanca.  a mine-resistant armoured vehicle which was launched at IndoDefence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta. Thales and Indonesian weapons manufacturer PT Pindad signed off on a manufacture and design contract to customise the Thales design for Indonesian Army needs. The Australian Defence Force 'donated' 3 Bushmasters to TNI-AD, for use by Kopassus, in 2013. In 2021 Defence Minister Peter Dutton gifted a further 15 Bushmasters to his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto.


Thales-Pindad Sanca APC



ADF-Kopassus joint training with Thales Bushmaster