Pindad SS2, Indonesian Assault Rifle

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Pindad SS2
The SS2 (Senapan Serbu 2, "Assault Rifle 2") is an updated version of the Pindad SS1 created by PT Pindad, under license from Fabrique Nationale. It had been seen during the ASEAN Army Rifles contest by foreign media in 2006 aside from exposure by local Indonesian media.

The SS2 assault rifle has been first ordered by the Indonesian military back in 2002 and in 2003. It had then been announced that the rifle was launched in 2005. 150 SS2-V4s were purchased in 2007. A SS2 with a solid stock, known as the SS2-V3 would have been produced by Pindad, but was rejected.
Pindad SS2 V4The SS2's flashhider is based on the Colt M16A2 with the front sight being based on the AK rifles. The carrying handle and detachable rear sight is placed on top of Picatinny railings. The rifle's front handguard is of a ribbed design, with heat ventilation holes. The older SS1's defect of the barrel overheating when used in sustained fire has been improved on all variants of this rifle. The flash hider is not able to mount a suppressor.

Pindad SS2-V1
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Indonesia
Service history
In service 2006-Present
Used by Indonesian Armed Forces, Indonesian National Police (POLRI),
Production history
Designer PT Pindad
Manufacturer PT Pindad
Unit cost 500 USD
Produced 2005 - Present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 3.4 kg (With empty magazine)
Length 990 (With buttstock extended)
Barrel length 740 (With buttstock retracted)
Crew 1

Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-Operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 675 - 725 rpm
Maximum range 500 m
Feed system Various STANAG magazines.
Sights Iron sights, but optical sights are possible with the Picatinny rail provision. Optical sight is a standard feature in SS2-V4 variant.


The SS2 has been first ordered by the Indonesian military back in 2002 and in 2003. It had then been announced that the rifle was launched in 2005. 150 SS2-V4s were purchased in 2007.

SS2 Design

The SS2's flashhider is based on the Colt M16A2 with the front sight being based on the AK rifles. The carrying handle and detachable rear sight is placed on top of Picatinny railings.

SS2-V1
A new rifle based on the SS1, being replaced in the Indonesian military after tests had been conducted from 2003-2005. It has been adopted by Indonesian security forces in 2006. It has a carrying handle that can be replaced with a scope for scope mounting on a Picatinny rail and a collapsible stock.
SS2-V2
A carbine version of the SS2-V1.

SS2-V4
Carrying handle replaced with a Picatinny rail for scope mounting as a designated marksman rifle. Said to be for the use of Indonesian special forces.
SS2-V5
A compact version of the SS2-V1. Unveiled at the Indo Defence & Aerospace exhibition in 2008.
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