State-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad will produce sophisticated bombs for the Rafale fighter aircraft. Pindad plans to cooperate with the French company Safran Electronics and Defense. The cooperation was carried out for the production of the MK-82 bomb which supports the Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Range (HAMMER) Smart Bomb. This sophisticated bomb will later be used in Rafale fighter aircraft. Pindad plays a role in producing the bodies and contents of explosives for bombs.
“PT Pindad has the ability to develop products and also produce the MK-82 used in the Rafale, which is one of the factors that we collaborate with Safran, a manufacturer that has a high reputation in the defense sector with its smart guided bomb,” said the Director of Technology and Development of Pindad, Sigit Santosa in his statement, Thursday (14/4/2022).
Indonesia and France have established strong defense cooperation. On February 10, 2022, Indonesia officially purchased 42 units of French Rafale fighter aircraft. The signing of the acquisition contract for 42 new generation Rafale aircraft was carried out in the presence of the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly and the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia Prabowo Subianto.
April 14, 2022, detikFinance