Indonesia in talks to buy Russian amphibious tanks

Selasa, 27 Juli 2010


17:30 19/09/2008
MOSCOW, September 19 (RIA Novosti) - Indonesia is negotiating a deal to buy Russian amphibious tanks, the country's ambassador to Moscow said Friday.

"We are currently discussing the possibility of buying amphibious tanks from Russia," Hamid Awaluddin told a RIA Novosti news conference.

He did not specify the make or the number of tanks under consideration, but stressed that military-technical cooperation between Russia and Indonesia was developing "quite successfully."

In late August, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the Indonesian Defense Ministry signed a $40 million contract for the delivery of 20 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles, to be made in 2010.

The BMP-3F is specially designed for operations at sea, and with improved seaworthiness and buoyancy it can handle continuous amphibious operation for seven hours.

The vehicle is capable of engaging targets at a range of up to 6 km with its antitank guided missile system 9K116-3 Basnya

Indonesia buys 20 Russian infantry fighting vehicles

13:48 27/08/2008
JAKARTA, August 27 (RIA Novosti) - Indonesia will buy 20 Russian BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles, the Russian ambassador to Jakarta has said.

Alexander Ivanov said representatives of the Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the Indonesian Defense Ministry signed a $40 mln contract on Monday for the delivery of a consignment of BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles.

A Rosoboronexport spokesman said the delivery would be made in 2010.

The new IFVs will replace the PT-76 vehicles that are currently in service with the Indonesian armed forces.

The BMP-3F is specially designed for operations at sea, with improved seaworthiness and buoyancy, and high fire accuracy. It can endure continuous amphibious operation for seven hours.

The vehicle is capable of engaging targets at a range of up to 5,000-6,000 meters with its antitank guided missile system 9K116-3 Basnya.

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