Friday, 20 October 2017 | 01:22 WIB

Laos Shows Interests to Buy Pindad Sniper Rifles and Pistols

Illustration: Weapon products by PT Pindad

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Laos is interested in buying SPR2 sniper rifles and G2 Elite pistols and ammunition made by PT Pindad (Persero). Vice President of Export of PT Pindad Ridi Djajakusuma said Laos showed interest to buy two types of weapons from PT Pindad. The desire was revealed after Pindad met with the Lao Ministry of Defense on September 21, 2017 ago.

"At a meeting with Lao Ministry of Defense on September 21, they expressed their interest in buying G2 Elite Pistols and Pindad SPR 2 Sniper weapons and ammunition," Ridi said in an official statement in Jakarta on Wednesday (10/11/2017).

Laos' interest in buying Pindad-made weapons was again shown at the biggest trade fair in Indonesia, the 32nd Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) in Jakarta opened Wednesday.

The Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith who was accompanied by Minister of commerce Enggartiasto Lukita visited Pindad booth. Thongloun also took time to hold weapon product of Pindad among others SPR2 sniper rifle.

According to him, since 2014, the Lao Ministry of Defense has purchased weapon products of PT Pindad. They bought 60 G2 Combat pistols, 35 SS1 V2 assault rifles, 35 SS1 V4 assault rifles, and ammunition. Laos, he added, was happy to buy Pindad products. Since using Pindad products they once became the 3rd winner in the shooting competition in Thailand.