30 Desember 2016
Leopard 2 RI MBT (photos : Keris, Carlos)
The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) has taken delivery of another 16 Leopard 2 RI (Republic of Indonesia) main battle tanks (MBTs).
The vehicles, which are part of a contract for 61 MBTs of the type with Rheinmetall Defence, were unloaded at the Port of Tanjung Priok’s vehicle-handling terminal on 28 December, said its operator, PT Indonesia Kendaraan Terminal.
According to an IHS Jane’s report from September 2016, Indonesia had by then taken delivery of 24 Leopard 2 RI MBTs. Unloading of this latest tranche in December brings the number of tanks delivered to 40.
The TNI-AD is expected to receive its final tranche of Leopard 2 RI MBTs by March 2017.