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Indonesian army to purchase American helicopter AH-64 and German Leopard main battle tanks 1612112.


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Defense News - Indonesia

 
 

Friday, December 16, 2011, 03:11 PM

 
Indonesian army to purchase American helicopter AH-64 and German Leopard main battle tanks.

A senior officer of the Indonesian army said on Friday that the army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars) to purchase several military equipment from producers in Europe and the United States in the near future.

     
A senior officer of the Indonesian army said on Friday that the army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars) to purchase several military equipment from producers in Europe and the United States in the near future.
German made Leopard 2A4 main battle tank (Archive image)
     

Among the military equipment that have been listed by the army are European-made Leopard main battle tanks and U.S.-made AH-64 Apache helicopters.

Indonesian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo said that besides those tanks and helicopters, the army also planned to purchase artillery equipment from France.

"For the tanks and the helicopters, we planned to purchase 100 and eight units respectively," Pramono said here.

According to Pramono, the Leopard tank is priced at 280 million U.S. dollars each, while the price of attack helicopter AH-64 Apache was set at 25 million U.S. dollars each.

The funds to purchase those military equipment would be retrieved from 2011 state budget, expected to improve the army's might.

 
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