Ukrainian BTR-4M amphibious armored Indonesian Marine Corps 12905171

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Ukrainian-made BTR-4M 8x8 armoured entered officially in service with Indonesian Marine Corps.
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
     
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles entered officially into service with the Indonesian Marine Corps. The first vehicles were delivered by the Ukrainian Company "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year.
Ukrainian-made 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle BTR-4M for Indodesian Marine Corps
     
A statement was released on Friday, May 26, 2017 on the website SpetsTechnoExport and announced by the director of "SpetsTechnoExport" Pavlo Barbul.

A first batch of BTR-4M 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicles were delivered to the Indonesian Marine Corps after successfull trial tests showing excellent capabilities for amphibious operations and high mobility performance in moutainous terrain.

The delivery of the first 5 BTR-4M vehicles to Indonesia was completed within the framework of a contract, signed in 2014 between the SE SFTE Spetstechnoexport and the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. According internet sources, Indonesian Marine Corps has ordered 55 BTR-4M with BAU 23×2 weapon station. The BAU 23x2 includes two 23mm automatic guns with 400 rounds and one 7.62mm machine gun with 2,000 rounds.

The BTR-4M ian improved version of the BTR-4 motorized with a Deutz engine and fitted with an amphibious kit which able the vehicle to be used for sea operations. The BTR-4 is an 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier designed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau.

The vehicle has a modular protection design. In its base configuration it is protected from small arms of 7.62 mm armored piercing balls from any distance. Besides, one of the additional protection sets can be installed in field conditions. The first one is for urban conditions. It is a bar armor to protect from hand grenade launchers and additional mine protection. For use in open space – it is an additional ballistic protection from ammunition up to 30 mm in caliber.
 

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