Indonesia has decided to buy 100 Leopard 2A6 tanks from Germany with delivery 2012 0307121

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 09:12 AM
 
Indonesia has decided to buy 100 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from Germany with delivery in 2012.
Indonesia has decided to buy Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) from Germany with delivery schedule to commence in October this year, a statement released by the Indonesian defense ministry said here on Monday, July 2, 2012.
     
Indonesia has decided to buy Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) from Germany with delivery schedule to commence in October this year, a statement released by the Indonesian defense ministry said here on Monday, July 2, 2012.
German Leopard 2A6 main battle tank
     

The Indonesian army has received a major budget boost to modernise its weaponry. As part of the programme the army has already agreed on the purchase of 100 Leopard 2 A6 tanks for which $280 million is available, according to Indonesian media sources.

Defense Deputy Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin said that the decision to buy those tanks from Germany annulled government's initial plans to buy them from the Netherlands.

Sjafrie said that the Netherlandish government provided no certainty regarding Indonesia's proposal to buy the Leopard tanks from that country.

The plan to buy Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks were related to the government's strategic plans to improve army forces' might for the period of 2012 to 2014.

Sjafrie said that an allocation of 280 million U.S. dollars has been set to procure those tanks.

He added that an initial delivery of 15 tanks Leopard 2A6 from Germany would take place in October this year, followed with gradual delivery of up to 100 units until October 2014.

 

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