Russia has exported $2.5 billion of military equipment to Indonesia since 1992

Russian defense exports to the Republic of Indonesia has amounted to more than USD2.5 billion since late 1992, Russia`s arms exporter Rosoboronexport (a subsidiary of the state corporation Rostec) said in a statement.

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BMP-3F of Indonesian Marine Corps at IndoDefence defense exhibition in Indonesia. (Picture source Army Recognition)

"Moscow has been cooperating with Jakarta in the military-technical realm since 1958, and the intensification of these connections dates back to the late 1990s - early 2000s. Since November 1992, the arms deliveries to Indonesia have exceeded USD2.5 billion," said a spokesperson for Rosoboronexport.

In recent years, Jakarta has received BTR-80A armored personnel carriers (APCs), BMP-3F marinized infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), Kalashnikov AK-100-family assault rifles, Sukhoi combat aircraft, Mil rotorcraft, and other items of military hardware.

According to the Military Balance 2018 analytical report released by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Indonesian military operates 15 PT-76 light amphibious tanks, 34 BTR-50PK and 100 BTR-50P tracked amphibious APCs, three BREM-2 armored engineering vehicles, six Mil Mi-35P (NATO reporting name: Hind-D) gunships, 17 Mil Mi-17V-5 (Hip-H) utility rotorcraft, 22 BMP-2 and 54 BMP-3F IFVs, 12 BTR-80A APCs, and two Sukhoi Su-27SK (Flanker), three Su-27MKM (Flanker), two Su-30MK (Flanker), and nine Su-30MK2 (Flanker) multirole combat aircraft.

In April 2019, JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia have signed a contract for the supply of a new batch of BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles and amphibious armored personnel carriers (APCs) BT-3F developed and produced by JSC Kurganmashzavod in the interests of the country’s Marine Corps.