Indonesia Receives First Eight of 61 Leopard 2 RI's

4:17:00 PM
JAKARTA, -- Indonesia has taken delivery of the first eight of 61 Leopard 2 RI (Republic of Indonesia) main battle tanks (MBTs) ordered in December 2012, Rheinmetall Defence executives said at the company's recent Land Forces Symposium 2016.

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.

All 42 of the Leopard 2+ vehicles - Leopard 2A4 MBTs with the addition of a bustle-mounted air conditioning system - have now been delivered, as have the Marders and support vehicles, the executives said.

The Republic of Indonesia Leopard 2RI main battle tank.

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