Rheinmetall signs sustainment MoU with Pindad, debuts Marder APC in Asia

Rheinmetall Landsysteme of Germany has delivered 28 refurbished Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) to Indonesia out of the 42 vehicles to be supplied under the terms of a contract signed in December 2012, officials told IHS Jane’s at Indodefence 2014 in Jakarta.

A further eight Marder 1A3 IFV will be supplied for spare parts, although in the short term these could well be deployed.

IHS Jane’s sources indicate that there is a potential for additional refurbished Marder IFVs to Indonesia, with some converted to carry out more specialised roles.

At Indodefence, Rheinmetall Landsysteme also signed a joint venture memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesian company Pindad covering in-country support for the Marder 1A3 IFV.

Sumber : Janes