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Indo Defence 2016: Rheinmetall aims for medium tank

2nd November 2016 - 08:44 GMT | by Tim Fish in Jakarta

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A technology demonstrator vehicle has been developed by Rheinmetall that the company intends to use to bid for Indonesia’s future medium tank programme.

Called the Marder Medium Tank RI, it is based on Rheinmetall’s Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, which it has already delivered to the Indonesian Army but instead combined with a Hitfact II turret and 105mm gun from Oto Melara (now Leonardo).

Davor Bendin from Rheinmetall told Shephard that the Marder IFV chassis was developed to provide more space inside for the Hitfact II turret’s basket. He said that the six seats inside were removed and the

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

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