Length (with folded stock)
Cyclic rate of fire
Range of effective fire
Serbu 2 or SS2 is a first Indonesian-designed assault rifle. It was developed
to replace the previous
The new assault rifle
and has a number of improvements. Tests of the new weapon have been conducted during
2003-2005. Production of the SS2 commenced in 2005. Deliveries to the
Indonesian armed forces commenced in 2006 where it replaces the
older Pindad SS1. Over 25 000 SS2 assault rifles were produced for
Indonesian armed forces. This weapon is being proposed for possible
export customers. Some sources report that it has been exported to
Cambodia, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
and possibly some other countries.
SS2 is based on the previous SS1, which in turn is a license
produced version of the Belgian
It has a number of improvements, including an integral scope rail.
The new weapon has a rounded ribbed foregrip with heat ventilation
holes. It improves barrel cooling during sustained fire. The Pindad
SS2 is slightly lighter than its predecessor. Also it has a longer
barrel and is slightly more accurate. The weapon has some
features of the US
assault rifle. Barrels for this rifle were originally produced in
Germany. However later due to arms embargo Pindad switched to South Korean made barrels.
SS2 is an inexpensive and not too complex weapon. It has a simple
design and is easy to maintain. Price of this weapon is only about
The SS2 is a gas operated
weapon. It is chambered for a standard NATO 5.56x45 mm ammunition.
Overall its operating mechanism strongly resembles that of
Kalashnikov assault rifle, but it was adapted to more advanced
production methods and is made of more sophisticated materials. It
has been reported that this weapon is very reliable.
can fire in semi-auto or full-auto modes. It lacks 3-round burst
capability of the previous Pindad SS1.
The SS2 is
fed from 30-round box magazines. This weapon is compatible with all
standard NATO 5.56 mm magazines.
rifle has a side-folding skeletal stock. When folded it does not
obstructs the trigger.
SS2 has a Picatinny-type scope rail. So every assault rifle can be
fitted with a scope. All assault rifles come with removable carrying
handle , that has built-in diopter-type sights. Also
there is an SS2-V2 dedicated marksman rifle, that comes as standard
with a scope.
Flash suppressor is based
on the M16A2 design. The rifle can launch rifle grenades. The basic
SS2-V1 assault rifle can be
fitted with Pindad SPG-1A 40-mm underbarrel grenade launcher, that
similar to the US
SS2-V1, a standard full-size assault rifle. It is the only version
that is compatible with underbarrel grenade launcher;
SS2-V2 carbine version with a sorter barrel and foregrip;
SS2-V3 full-size assault rifle with a solid plastic stock. Some
sources report that this weapon was planned to be produced by Pindad,
but was rejected;
SS2-V4 designated marksman rifle. Front sight post has been removed.
This weapon comes as standard with a scope. It extends a fire reach of the squad.
Also some sources report that this rifle is used by Indonesian
SS2-V5 compact assault rifle. This version was first revealed in 2008. The
SS2-V5C is used by Indonesian KOPASSUS special forces;
version with bullpup layout. It first appeared in 2012. Sometimes it is referred as Pindad SS3.