Pindad SS2

The SS2 (short for Indonesian: Senapan Serbu 2, "Assault Rifle 2") is a replacement for the Pindad SS1 created by PT Pindad. 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 rifles are currently being pressed into service with the Indonesian military and police. They will gradually replace the SS1 assault rifles which have been in service with the security forces since the 1990s.

Pindad SS2
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer PT Pindad
Origin Indonesia
Country Name Origin Year
Indonesia 2006
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Bangladesh View
Brunei View
Indonesia 2006 View
Iraq View
United Arab Emirates View
Myanmar View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
PT Pindad 2005 View

The SS2 was first ordered by the Indonesian military 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.

The Indonesian Army placed an order of 15,000 SS2s to replace their stock of SS1s back in 2005 with an additional order of 10,000 SS2s in 2006. Its first combat use was with Indonesian troops armed with SS2s in Aceh.

Bangladesh has expressed some interests in acquiring the SS2 after a delegation had visited the PT Pindad office and its facilities in Indonesia. The SS2s were shown abroad in Malaysia during the Defences Services Asia Exhibition and Conference 2010.

Both Brunei and Iraq have expressed recent interest in purchasing SS2s for their militaries. Myanmar has expressed interest in purchasing SS2 rifles despite a statement from Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa that it was not true. Col. Jan Pieter Ate of the Indonesian Defense Ministry expressed his concerns that SS2 rifles can be used to threaten other countries and on civilians while University of Indonesia security analyst Andi Widjajanto said that selling the rifles to the country can help improve relations while allowing the black market to lose its presence there.

Pindad plans to market the weapon to third world countries such as the Congo, Iran and Uganda.

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Indonesia
Service history
In service 2006–present

Wars Insurgency in Aceh
Production history
Manufacturer Pindad
Unit cost 500 USD
Produced 2005–present
Variants See Variants
Weight 3.4 kg (empty)
4.2 kg (loaded)
Length 990 mm (With buttstock extended), 740 mm (With buttstock retracted)
Barrel length SS2-V1 460 mm
SS2-V2 403 mm
SS2-V4 460 mm
SS2-V5 252 mm
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-Operated, long stroke piston, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650–675 rpm
Effective firing 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.

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