September 12, 2012 Deputy Secretary of Defense Indonesia Szhafrie Szhamsoeddin (Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin) in conjunction with the Chief of Defence Procurement Agency Kemhanom Maydzhinom (Kemhan Mayjen) and other members of management of the Army Indonesia met with the German chargé d'affaires in Jakarta Mrs. Heidrun Tempel (Heeidrun Paste).
Earlier, the Indonesian delegation visited Germany, where he met with the management of the company Rheinmetall and the government of this country, familiarized with the willingness of production at the German defense plant in Frankfurt, also agreed to work on a return visit.
The representative of the company Rheinmetall said that Indonesia will complete the signing of the agreement to purchase 103 units of the main battle tank Leopard, 50 units of BMP Marder 1A3 tanks and 10 units of an old standard. Closing signing is scheduled for the fourth week of September 2012. Rheinmetall has already produced an initial batch of Leopard main battle tanks in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia, but there are still a few outstanding issues related to the administration and logistics, to be quite consistent between Rheinmetall and the customer. So Makar, the main battle tank Leopard can come to Indonesia in November first 2012 year, which coincides in time with an exhibition of the defense industry Indo Defence 2012, so most likely German tank will be presented to her.
In the media, disk imaging mentioned that deals with the supply of tanks, of which 61 will be in the configuration of the Leopard 2 Revolution, which on this day is the most advanced, and 42 — in the configuration of Leopard 2A4. The total price of the contract means about $ 280 million
Earlier it was reported in the media about wanting to buy German tanks in Indonesia, but were in use, decommissioned army of the Netherlands. Not counting the "Leopard" Indonesian military also very motivate and Russian T-90S tanks. Their services to supply tanks completely unfounded and Ukraine imposed. But, as we litsezreem, and Russian and Ukrainian tank builders were "in the lumen." With all this "clearance" of Ukraine was natural, but the lack of effort on promoting their own tanks to Indonesia from the Russian side, it is possible to explain the fact that the production capacity "Uralvagonzavod" pre-loaded on a couple of years to come almost entirely beside the already signed, but not yet catechumens contracts as well as contracts are to be signed. In all this is a question not only on the supply of finished vehicles, and the deployment on the ground of a new customer license production.