DOD Indonesia Germany has bought 100 main battle tanks Leopard 2A4 and 50 infantry fighting vehicles Marder. How dpa reported, citing the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia, the deal was 280 million dollars.
According to Deputy Minister of Defence Shafranov Shamsuddin (Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin), quoted by the agency, the supply of equipment to finish first in 2014. The assembly of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles is at the company Rheinmetall.
As explained by Shamsuddin, all new tanks and are ready for use immediately upon arrival in Indonesia. According to him, to repair or upgrade them is not necessary.
Earlier it was reported that Indonesia implied purchase Germany is one hundred square meters of used tanks Leopard 2A6. First 15 tanks planned to put the customer in October 2012.
In the middle of probable suppliers of tanks Indonesia The Netherlands also considered. So, for 80 second-hand Leopard 2A6 tanks, the Netherlands requested 250 million dollars. Yet, against the tanks of the former colonies were most of the deputies of the Dutch parliament. As noted, the Dutch care in compliance Indonesia human rights.
Tanks Leopard in the modification 2A4 Rheinmetall produced from 1985 to 1992 year. The more modern of the challenges in service with the modifications of the tank is Leopard 2A6. In 2010 he was presented tank Leopard 2A7 +.