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Indonesia to Buy Russian BT-3F amphibious tracked vehicle


Indonesia shortlists BT-3F amphibious tracked vehicle from Russia for marines corps | IHS Jane's 360 - 13 August 2017

--- Quote ---A request by the Indonesian Marines (Korps Marinir – KORMAR) to formally withdraw from further acquisitions of the BTR-4 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) is close to being approved by the Indonesian government, and the service has singled out Russia’s BT-3F platform as a front runner replacement in the programme.

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The Indonesian House of Representatives’ commission on defence, intelligence, and foreign affairs (Komisi I) had previously approved a sum of USD95 million under the country's 2017 defence budget to replace the KORMAR's ageing BTR-50PK APCs with BTR-4s. This approval was granted in addition to the initial batch of five BTR-4 APCs ordered by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) from Ukraine's defence industry holding group UkrOboronProm in February 2014.
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The BT-3F amphibious tracked armoured personnel carrier. Source: Nikolai Novichkov

see also: Indonesia reconsiders further acquisition of BTR-4 APCs


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