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Indonesia to receive Russian Amphibious IFVs

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BMP-3F Marines fighting vehicle. Photo: JSC Kurganmashzavod.

JAKARTA (BNS): Indonesia signed a $114 million contract with Russian state-led Rosoboronexport for 37 second-generation amphibious infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F.

According to a news report in The Jakarta Globe, Indonesian Navy will receive the BMP vehicles in July 2013.

The BMP contract will be implemented under the $1 billion export credit given by RUssia to Indonesia in 2007. Indonesia is planning to spend the amount on the procurement of ten Mi-17 transport helicopters, five Mi-35M attack helicopters, twenty BMP-3F amphibious vehicles, and two Project 877 Paltus diesel submarines.

BMP-3F vehicles for Indonesia will be manufactured by JSC Kurganmashzavod. Exported amphibious vehicles are expected to operate at 3-grade storm.


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