Indonesia receives 16 Leopard RI main battle tanks

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The Indonesia Army has received 16 Leopard RI main battle tanks from Germany. That was reported by .

The tanks are part of a USD280 million contract encompassing the Leopard 2 RIs, 42 Leopard 2+ MBTs, 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles, and 11 armoured recovery and engineering vehicles from surplus German Army stocks.

The used Leopard 2s have been modified to suit Indonesia’s tropical climate, therefore the Tanks are internally named Leopard 2RI (RI referring to “Republic of Indonesia”).

According to the schedule, Rheinmetall sends all orders of the  Indonesia army, in the fourth quarter 2016.

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