In 2005, it was reported by The Observer/Guardian newspaper that a British-made Tactica water cannon was used against protesters in West Papua, despite promises by British ministers that weapons made in the UK were not being used against civilians for internal repression. The vehicles were manufactured by a company called Alvis (now BAE Systems Land Systems after being acquired by BAE Systems), and were sold to Indonesia in 1998. The Tactica is a 4x4 or 6x6 truck available in various configurations: ambulances, water cannons, or armoured personnel carriers.
A shipment of TACTICA vehicles is also listed on the UN’s Register of Conventional Arms in 1997.
Tactica vehicles have been used by Indonesia’s BRIMOB units, including the water cannon variant.