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