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Indonesia’s search for new self-propelled artillery maybe nearing its end, with the possible procurement of BAE Systems M-109A4 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs).
An Indonesian Army delegation which has been examining options to enhance the country’s SPH fleet, is showing interest in surplus Belgian Army M-109A4s. Acquisition funds for up to 20 of the weapons have now been included in Indonesia’s 2017 defence budget. Belgium has previously donated materiel to the Indonesian Army, in the form of 150 BAE Systems’ M-113 family tracked armored personnel carriers, which commenced delivery this May. The M-109A4 SPHs could be delivered by the end of 2017 sources inform Armada.

Publicly available sources state that the Indonesian Army’s current artillery fleet includes Avibras Astros-II 300mm Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), plus locally-built PTDI Rhan-122 and NDL-40 122mm and 77mm MLRSs, and Nexter Caesar 155mm SPHs. Its towed artillery fleet includes Singapore Technologies’ FH-2000 155mm, KH-179 155mm, Rock Island Arsenal M-2A1 105mm and Crvena Zastava 76mm towed howitzers. by Stephen W. Miller