Indonesia bought a batch of BMP-3
Indonesia bought another batch of infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, the official said of "Rosoboronexport" Vyacheslav Davydenko.
"The contract for the supply to Indonesia 37 BMP-3 was signed yesterday (10.05 — approx.)", — Said Davydenko.
He noted that this is the second contract for the supply to Indonesia Russian infantry fighting vehicles.
The source did not elaborate on how much the contract was signed. Meanwhile, the Indonesian media have reported that the deal is estimated at $ 114 million.
According V.Davidenko, design features of the BMP over the base allow movement afloat with waves up to 3 points, aimed fire afloat with waves up to 2 points, and the water jets provide maneuvering and loading onto landing craft under their own power from the water .
"High-performance bilge means (1500 l / min) provide a secure car being in the water for a long time, fuel range on the water is at least 7:00. The design of the BMP-3F allows for operation on water haul of one type or move on tow boats for maritime raid ", — said Davydenko.
The first contract for the supply to Indonesia 18 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F production of "Kurgan" was signed in August 2008. According to unofficial data, the cost was about $ 40 million. Payment of the contract performed by a loan provided by the Indonesian Russia.
Floating infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3F is a variant of the BMP-3. In its arsenal has a unique set of weapons: 100-mm gun, 30-mm gun, guided missile, a machine gun. The machine has a large water speed — 10 km / h, the possibility of warfare and sure way out of the water on the shore even at sea up to three points.