04 November 2016
BMP-3F of the Korps Marinir (photo : Jane’s)
JAKARTA (Indonesia) RIA Novosti, – Russia and Indonesia working on the project delivery of the third batch of the BMP-3F to the naval forces of this Asian country, told RIA Novosti on Thursday at the arms exhibition Indo Defence 2016 Head of the delegation of “Rosoboronexport “Sergei Goreslavskii.
“The Russian and Indonesian sides are working on the project delivery of the third installment of the BMP-3F to the Indonesian Navy at the moment.” Rosoboronexport “and representatives of the Indonesian side lead bilateral consultations on this issue”, – said Goreslavskii.
He stressed that the exhibition is presented full-scale sample of this machine. “We are actively marketing work for its promotion in the market of the Asia-Pacific region”, – said Goreslavskii.
He recalled that the standing armed Marine Corps Indonesia BMP-3F perfectly proven.
Today BMP-3F (modification for the Marine Corps) operated successfully in the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces of Indonesia. The first batch of 17 vehicles was delivered within the framework of an agreement on a state loan from Russia Indonesia a billion dollars, was signed in September 2007 during a visit to Jakarta of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
BMP-3F first arrived in Indonesia in November 2010 and in May 2013 Jakarta signed a new contract for the purchase of 37 vehicles total cost of $ 114 million for the Marine Corps. In January 2014 the second batch of machines was transferred to the military.