Daeji CEO: Hyo, Sang Cho
Daeji P&I is a South Korean manufacturer of military vehicles and other equipment. All three of Daeji’s APCs - Wolf, Tambora and Promoter, - have been documented on social media as being used by the Indonesian police in their violent suppression of protests in West Papua.
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The Wolf, or DAPC-1, accommodates 8 troops. There are six firing holes inside the cabin and a gun mount in front of the roof hatch for attaching a sub-machine gun. The roof can be fitted with strobe lights, sirens, spotlights, and CCTV camera systems, and comes equipped with four smoke grenade launchers and two boxes each containing 16 tear gas canisters.
BriMob - Gegana Unit has been using Daeji’s Wolf APC since 2013.
POLRI Sabhara acquired this armoured personnel carrier from Daeji in 2016, the Tambora APC. Designed ‘to dispel and disperse the rioting masses’, the Tambora can carry up to ten people and is armed with a multi-barrel tear gas launcher and a gun turret. The Tambora carries 12 37/38 mm calibre munitions, which can be fired one at a time or simultaneously.
The Promoter is the upgrade to the Tambora, with the capacity for up to 12 passengers.
Daeji P&I produces a wide assortment of water cannons, from the DWC6500 (with a 6500 litre water tank) to the DWC15000 “mammoth”. The company claims to have sold over 2700 water cannons to 20 countries, including countries with concerning human rights records such as Vietnam, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Myanmar and Algeria. In 2010 media reports in Korea reported that Daeji P&I delivered 70 water cannons to the Indonesian National Police Agency, after receiving the $16m contract in 2007. The company’s website lists deliveries of water cannons to Indonesia in 2017, 2016, 2013 and 2012.
These water cannons can be armed with foam, dye sprays (used to mark protesters to make identification easier later) and water laced with tear gas. Daeji P&I’s promotional material claims the DWC15000 will make “the protester [feel] threatened and tremble with fear”. The water cannon is used by both BriMob and the Sabhara Unit, for “anti-riot” duties.