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Indonesia receives Bushmasters donated by Australia

1st September 2023 - 01:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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These are some of the 15 second-hand Bushmasters donated to Indonesia for UN peacekeeping missions. (Photo: Indonesian MoD)

Indonesia has received 15 second-hand Bushmaster vehicles from Australia.

Indonesia’s military formally received 15 Bushmaster 4x4 protected mobility vehicles on 8 August. Australia had promised to donate the vehicles during a meeting between the two nations’ defence ministers in Jakarta on 9 September 2021.

It took a long time for the donated vehicles to be delivered because the Indonesian MoD only accepted the offer in mid-April of this year. Bureaucratic processes in Jakarta took a whole 19 months to ratify the deal.

Photos taken at the handover ceremony show the refurbished Bushmasters painted white since they will be used for United Nations peacekeeping missions.

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

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