Indonesia takes first delivery of 26 German-made Leopard 2A6 tanks and 26 Marder 1A2 AIFV 2706142
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Defence & Security News - Indonesia
|Friday, June 27, 2014 01:28 PM|
|Indonesia takes first delivery of 26 German-made Leopard 2A6 tanks and 26 Marder 1A2 AIFV.|
A total of 52 combat vehicles, consisting of 26 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks and 26 medium-sized Marder 1A2 infantry fighting vehicles, will be shipped from the city of Unterluss following a brief ceremony early this week, which will be attended by Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, Indonesia’s deputy defense minister, and Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo, retired Army chief of staff.
Leopard 2A6 German-made main battle tank
The former general declined to give the exact expected delivery date for the first batch of combat vehicles, but mentioned they would be arrive in time to be displayed in Jakarta for the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) anniversary on Oct. 5.
The purchase is part of the Indonesian government’s larger plan to modernize Indonesia’s aging military equipment and weaponry.
The deliveries are scheduled to be concluded between 2014 and 2016.
Marder 1A2 German-made AIFV Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle