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Indo Defence 2016: Indonesian marines build up

28th October 2016 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


New tropicalised variants of the BTR-4M 8x8 armoured vehicles are due to be received this year by the Indonesian Marine Corp (Korps Marinir) from Ukraine

This will add to the formation’s amphibious vehicles such as the 54 BMP-3F IFVs in its inventory (as seen above) and other armoured units.

In an archipelagic nation of 13,000 plus islands, the marine corps plays an important role in defending Indonesia. Under navy authority, the corps is composed of two groups (three battalions each) and one independent brigade totalling 20,000 personnel.

Some of the new BTR-4M vehicles will feature a Parus remote-controlled overhead

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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