Indonesia receives a further 16 Leopard 2 RI main battle tanks
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
30 December 2016
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 Tanjong 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.
Original post: janes.com
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