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Indonesia inducts BTR-4M… but looking elsewhere

29th May 2017 - 12:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Spets Techno Export announced that the Indonesian Marine Corps has officially started using an initial batch of five Ukrainian-built BTR-4M 8x8 APCs that were delivered last year.

However, despite Pavlo Barbul, director at Spets Techno Export, saying that the APCs successfully passed trials in Indonesia, satisfaction with the new acquisitions has not been universal within the Indonesian marines.

Indeed, Shephard understands that the Indonesian Marine Corps is preparing a formal letter of request to withdraw from future procurements of the BTR-4M (a Ukrainian example of which is pictured above). This letter will be delivered to the Indonesian MoD, a procedure

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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