Rosoboronexport to supply vehicles to Indonesia’s Marine Corps

Rosoboronexport will supply BMP-3F vehicles and BT-3F to Indonesia's Marine Corps. Credit: Rosoboronexport

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to supply BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles and BT-3F amphibious armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to Indonesia’s Marine Corps.

Rosoboronexport developed BT-3F on the basis of BMP-3F and designed the carriers for the transportation of units of the marines, coastal guard and land forces, as well as for the fire support of landed parties in all types of combat operations.

The BT-3F’s roof accommodates a two-plane stabilised remote-controlled combat module with a 12.7mm machine gun.

The combat module is equipped with a tele-thermal imaging sight with a laser rangefinder to monitor terrain and is equipped with a built-in diagnostic system and ammunition counter.