Indonesia will purchase new military equipment as howitzer CAESAR, Astros II MLRS and AH-64 1210122

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Defense News - Indonesia

 
 
Friday, October 12, 2012, 09:49 AM
 
Indonesia will purchase new military equipment as howitzer CAESAR, Astros II MLRS and AH-64.
Indonesia provides more information about its acquisition planning for military equipment and vehicles. The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) is expected to receive more military hardware in the future. It has been confirmed by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that 8 AH-64D Block III Longbow Apache attack helicopter will be acquired by Indonesia.
     
Indonesia provides more information about its acquisition planning for military equipment and vehicles. The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) is expected to receive more military hardware in the future. It has been confirmed by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that 8 AH-64D Block III Longbow Apache attack helicopter will be acquired by Indonesia.
The 155mm self-propelled howitzer CAESAR is currently deployed in Afghanistan with the French Armed Forces.
     

The Indonesian Army is also set to order Nexter Caesar 155mm self-propelled howitzer as well as ASTROS MRLS. Two artillery battalions of the Indonesian army could be equipped with this type of equipment.

The Caesar (French denomination of Camion Équipé d’un Système d’Artillerie) is designed and manufactured by the French Defense Company GIAT, now Nexter Systems. Caesar is equipped with a 155mm, 52-calibre barrel and can maintain a firing rate of six to eight rounds a minute in sustained fire, or three rounds in 15 seconds in rapid fire.

The Indonesian Army plans also to acquire Astros II MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System from the Company Avibras from Brazil to equip two battalions, as well as surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) to equip one battalion.

ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system produced in Brazil by the Avibras company. It features modular design and employs rockets with calibers ranging from 127 mm to 300 mm. It was developed on the basis of a Tectran VBT-2028 6x6 all-terrain vehicle for enhanced mobility.

     
ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher produced in Brazil by the Avibrás company. It features modular design and employs rockets with calibers ranging from 127 mm to 300 mm. It was developed on the basis of a Tectran VBT-2028 6x6 all-terrain vehicle for enhanced mobility.
Astros II MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System is in service with the Malaysian army.
 

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