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Indonesia intends to conclude another contract for the supply of Russian armored vehicles BT-3F in the interests of the Indonesian marine corps. As reported by Indonesian web resource “Defense Studies”, the Ministry of defence of Indonesia approved the request for the allocation of the 3.6 trillion Indonesian rupiahs (us $ 286 million) for the purchase of armored vehicles. Indonesian defense Ministry intends to purchase an additional 79 Russian tracked armoured personnel carriers, the BT-3F to have contracted 21 and thus to increase the total number of these machines standing in the marine corps, to 100 units. The first contract for the supply of 22 combat vehicles of infantry BMP-3F and 21 tracked armoured personnel carriers, the BT-3F, their base was signed between the Ministry of defence of Indonesia and the “Rosoboronexport” in April of last year. The contract value amounted to 175,2 million dollars. Delivery is expected in 2021 or 2022, a manufacturer of armored vehicles engaged in Kurgan machine-building plant.
Indonesia became the first foreign government, received at the armament armored personnel carrier BT-3F. Previously, the Indonesian Marines were 54 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F for Marines with two contracts: 17 vehicles BMP-3F and one BREM-L in 2010 contract in 2009, and another 37 vehicles BMP-3F in 2013, according to the contract 2012 cost of 114 million dollars.
Tracked amphibious armored personnel carrier BT-3F (ROC “Armor”) was originally developed on the basis of BMP-3F with a view to the promotion in the first place the marine corps of Indonesia, which ultimately was a success. The decision on creation of BT-3F was approved in 2010, for the first time, sample BT-3F was presented at the International military-technical forum “Army-2016”.
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