Thursday, March 23, 2023

Indonesia has successfully tested its new BTR-4M amphibious armoured personnel carriers from Ukraine

The Indonesian Marine Corps has successfully tested its BTR-4M amphibious armoured personnel carriers on the shore of the Java Sea, near the city of Tangerang.

The Indonesian Marine (KORMAR) with together with Ukrainian partners has successfully begun a new test campaign of BTR-4M amphibious armoured personnel carrier.

The BTR-4M is a amphibious armoured personnel carriers developed by Kharkiv Morozov Machne-Building Design Bureau. The new version of BTR-4M have Deutz engine and received the upgrade package giving it fully amphibious capabilities. The new armoured amphibious vehicle can swim at sea and negotiate inland water obstacles without any configuration changes.

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The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) concluded a contract with Ukraine’s defence industry holding group Ukroboronprom in February 2014 to supply five BTR-4 APCs. The vehicles, which arrived in Indonesia in September 2016, represent Ukraine’s first military export to Indonesia in nearly two decades.

Photo by Dicky Asmoro/ Handre Saleh
Photo by Dicky Asmoro/ Handre Saleh

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