Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Pindad SS1-V1
Image 300px
Pindad SS1-V1
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium
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Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
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Service history
In service 1991-Present
Used by Indonesian Armed Forces, Indonesian Republic National Police (POLRI)
Wars Anti-guerrilla operations including Aceh, East Timor and Irian Jaya
Production history
Designer Fabrique Nationale
Designed 1991
Manufacturer PT Pindad
Produced 1991
Variants See Rifle Variants
Weight 4.01 kg (unloaded)
Length 997 mm
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Barrel length
Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-Operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 710 m/s
Effective range 450 m
Maximum range
Other identifying characteristics
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The SS1 (short for Indonesian: Senapan Serbu 1, "Assault Rifle 1")[1] is the standard assault rifle of the Indonesian armed forces. It is based on the FN FNC rifle but modified in order to meet ergonomic and tropical environment needs. The SS1 is manufactured by PT Pindad, Bandung, Indonesia under the license from Fabrique Nationale, Belgium.[2][1]


The assault rifles of the SS1 series are gas-operated automatic carbines with a foldable butt and are designed to meet the NATO standard. SS1 weapons are high performance light individual weapons that have been used by the Indonesian armed forces, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as police.

Rifle variantsEdit

  • SS1-V1
The V1 is the primary variant, and is most widely used by Indonesian regular infantry forces, with standard barrel and foldable butt.[3]
  • SS1-V2
The short-barreled and compact carbine variant.[4]
  • SS1-V3
Standard barrel with fixed butt.[5]
  • SS1-V4
The variant is all similar to SS1-V1 except for the scope to extend the effective range during medium and long range firefights. Intended as marksman rifle similar in function to Dragunov Sniper Rifle.
  • SS1-V5
The smallest variant of SS1 with a 252 mm barrel and 3.37 kg weight with foldable butt. Used by engineers, artillery forces, rear-echelon troops and by special forces.[6]
  • SS1-R5 Raider
Another sub-variant of SS1 V5 called SS1-R5 is designed for special forces especially for Raider, the latest Indonesian special force unit to be raised. The SS1-R5 is a lighter and slimmer design which doesn't sacrifice high accuracy. Designed for special forces operations such as infiltration, short distance contact in jungle, mountain, marsh, sea and urban warfare. SS1-R5 can be attached with bayonet and various types of telescopes.
  • SS1-M1
The modified SS1 intended for the marine corps. A special coating process ensures the SS1 M series to be able to hold up sea water and not easily rust. The variant is designed to function even after drenched in mud or sand. Available in 3 variants: SS1-M1, with a long barrel and foldable butt; SS1-M2, with a short barrel and foldable butt and SS1-M5 Commando.
  • Sabhara/Police V1-V2
A variant created for police use. The development of these version is mainly based on the requirement of a rifle chambered in 7.62x45 mm for law enforcement conditions.
  • SBC-1
A variant of the SS1-V5, made for civilian security forces. Fires in semi-automatic instead of full automatic.
  • SS2 series
Main article: Pindad SS2

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

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