Ghanaian army interested in equipment from Indonesia’s PT Pindad

Indonesia’s PT Pindad and Ghana’s Ministry of Defence have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) as part of efforts exploring the procurement of weapons and equipment, Defense News reports. The Letter of Intent was signed in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 22 November by the Managing Director of PT Pindad Abraham Mose with the Ghana Ministry of Defence represented by its Chief Director, Dr Evans A Dzikum.

Ghanaian army interested in equipment from Indonesias PT Pindad
Ghanian officials standing on a Harimau Medium Tank (Picture source: PT Pindad)

Ghana is apparently interested in procuring items including firearms, tactical military vehicles and amphibious vehicles as well as engineering vehicles such as excavators. PT Pindad said Ghana “is very interested in defence and industrial products produced by PT Pindad. Ghana’s Defence Minister Dominic BA Nitiwul said he was very interested and committed to buying defence and industrial products produced by Pindad as well as collaborating on joint development of defence products.”

Abraham Mose said Pindad was now very ready to support the defence needs of Ghana, and this covers the supply of equipment, establishing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and after-sales services including training and facilities. The Letter of Intent also covers technology transfer. PT Pindad is expanding its collaboration with Africa, and late last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Paramount Group for the local development, industrialisation and joint marketing of armoured vehicle systems for the Indonesian armed forces.