Indonesia reveals more details of Leopard MBT acquisition

The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat, TNI-AD) has revealed updated information on the delivery timetable and planned distribution of the surplus Leopard main battle tanks (MBTs) it bought from Germany in 2012.

In total, Indonesia is committed to buying 103 vehicles, 10 of which are engineering and support vehicles. 

The remaining 93 are Leopard 2A4s, at least 61 of which will receive elements of the Rheinmetall ‘Revolution’ modular upgrade package. These upgraded MBTs have been renamed the Leopard RI, for Republic of Indonesia.

Of the total order, two Leopard 2A4s were delivered on 22 September 2013. The next delivery, slated for 11 September 2014, will consist of 21 Leopard RIs.

Sumber : Janes