Russia’s arms exports to Indonesia top USD 2.5 billion over 25 years

The year 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the first Soviet arms deliveries to Indonesia: in 1958 the Soviet Union delivered 100 GAZ-69 military cross-country vehicles.

Russias arms exports to Indonesia top USD2.5 billion over 25 years
BMP-3F of the marine infantry, a heritage of the Dutch Mariniers (Picture source: Indonesia)

Russia has delivered weapons worth more than $2.5 billion to Indonesia over the past 25 years, the press office of the state arms seller Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. "Overall, the deliveries of military products to Indonesia have totaled more than $2.5 billion since November 1992.

Over this period, Russia has delivered BTR-80A armored personnel carriers and BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles, 100th series Kalashnikov assault rifles, Su-27SK and Su-27SKM, Su-30MK and Su-30MK2 planes, Mi-35 and Mi-17 helicopters, and also other weapon systems and military hardware," the press office quoted Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev as saying.

It was reported earlier that Jakarta wanted to buy 10 Su-35 multirole fighters to replace outdated US F-5 Tiger aircraft that had been in operation in the Indonesian army since 1980. Consequently, Russia’s hi-tech corporation Rostec has reported that Indonesia has received a commercial offer for 11 Su-35 planes.



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