25 Agustus 2016
First batch of BTR-4m of Korps Marinir (all photos : Yörük Işık)
Ukraine Sent the First Batch of new BTR-4M Wheeled Armoured Vehicles to Indonesia
The Ukrainian Defense company has sent the first batch of new BTR-4M wheeled armoured vehicles for Indonesian Marine.
The vessel Texel with Ukrainian BTR-4M wheeled armoured vehicles was spotted by Yörük Işık during the transit of Bosphorus. Earlier «Ukroboronprom» won the bids of the Indonesian Defense Ministry for the wheeled armored vehicles.
Indonesia’s needs for wheeled armoured personnel carriers are a total of 55 units. The armored vehicles are for the Marines, to replace the aging Indonesian BTR-50.
The new version of BTR-4M have Deutz engine and received the upgrade package giving it fully amphibious capabilities. The new armoured amphibious vehicle can swim at sea and negotiate inland water obstacles without any configuration changes.
The Delegation of the Naval Forces of Indonesia, together with representatives of Indonesian Marine Corps has successfully completed a live firing test programme for its new BTR-4M infantry fighting vehicle in Ukraine in June 2016.