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German tanks destined for Indonesia

8th May 2013 - 13:46 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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Over 100 German Leopard 2 MBTs and other armoured vehicles will be exported to Indonesia under a deal approved by the German National Security Council.

Reuters reported on 3 May that following the council’s decision, military vehicle manufacturer Rheinmetall would provide the equipment, which is expected to be refurbished by the company from existing surplus German Army vehicle stocks.

The total number of vehicles include: 104 Leopard 2 MBTs; 50 Marder 1A2 tracked IFVs; four armoured recovery vehicles; three bridge-laying vehicles; an armoured engineering vehicle; and ammunition for the guns.

The numbers were released by the government early this month in

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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