Indonesian arms maker Pindad signs deal with UAE
Officials from Indonesia’s state arms manufacturer Pindad and the United Arab Emirates have signed a defence agreement that could open up a world of opportunity in terms of weapons deals and technology exchange. The agreement was signed by Pindad and an Abu Dhabi-based logistical and mission support company Continental Aviation Services (CAS).
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement that the memorandum of understanding includes a licensing collaboration for Pindad’s SS2 assault rifle and a deal to sell Pindad ammunition in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, CAS has agreed to cooperate with Pindad in sharing the technology of a remote weapon station (RWS) it is currently developing with Rheinmetall Canada.