The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has received 33 Panzer armoured personnel carriers (APC) from Pindad.

Of the 33 units received, 13 units will be used by the Indonesian military forces for peace missions in Lebanon.

The Panzer APC-2 6×6 is specifically designed for military cavalry operations and other Indonesian military needs.

The vehicle, which can accommodate ten personnel, carries a 12.7mm weapon capable of 360° rotation and attains a maximum speed of 92km/h.

Of the 150 APC-2 6×6 and four reconnaissance vehicles initially ordered, 93 units have been delivered. The remaining 61 units, with a contract value of $50.3bn, are scheduled to complete during 2010.