04 Juni 2016
Test the modified export version of wheeled armored personnel carriers BTR-4 named "Bucephalus” for the Marine Corps of unnamed country on Saltov reservoir in the Kharkiv region. (photos : National Academy)
The National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine issued a video of the test afloat on Saltov (Pecheniz'ke) reservoir in the Kharkov region of the modified export version of wheeled armored personnel carriers BTR-4 development and production of SOE "Kharkiv Morozov Design Bureau named" (KMDB). Armored personnel carrier in the configuration proposed for the Marine one of the unnamed countries.
Apparently, this country is Indonesia. Recall that in February 2014 in Jakarta was initialed draft contract for the acquisition of five BTR-4 as trial batch for Indonesian Marines, and discussed the possibility of subsequent purchases of 50 BTR-4 for the Indonesian Marine Corps.
However, in May 2014 the Minister of Defence of Indonesia, said the refusal of the acquisition of 50 BTR-4 in view of the wars in Ukraine. Agreement for the supply of test five BTR-4, perhaps after a long pause, now to be effective.