Indonesia looks to buy new Russian BT-3F amphibious armored personnel carrier

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Indonesian Marine Corps will seek to purchase the new Russian BT-3F amphibious and airportable armored personnel carrier, that was reported by bmpd.livejournal.com.

The BT-3F  is an amphibious and airportable armored personnel carrier, designed by the Russian Concern “Tractor Plants” (SOE KMDB) as a private venture. New vehicle based on the BMP-3F amphibious infantry fighting vehicle.

General Director – Head of the Export Department and current planning KTZ Alexey Losev said that Indonesia has expressed his intention to buy new BT-3F to replace outdated BTR-50 personnel carrier.

This air assault transporter can carry 12 fully-equipped troops, plus the crew of two.

The new armored personnel carrier is armed with a remotely-controlled 7.62-mm machine gun for self-defense.

The official opening of ARMY-2016 will take place on September 6; in comparison with the previous year, the duration of the event will be increased by 2 more days considering the desire of participants.

 


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