BMP-3F, created to arm the Russian marines, serves along with the BT-3F armored personnel carrier exclusively for the benefit of Indonesia, and not enrolled in the RF Armed Forces. Jakarta appreciated the new technology and intends to equip amphibious ships under construction at local shipyards with it..
As reported by the Marine Corps, The Indonesian military is preparing to transfer the BMP-3F on board the new amphibious dock ships (LST) KRI Teluk Kendari 518 и KRI Teluk Kupang 519 project of Teluk Bintuni. Each of them is able to accommodate 361 people. landing, 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks or 15 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles.
In anticipation of the transfer of the BMP-3F to ships, they underwent additional tests, demonstrating the preservation of the tightness of the case when moving in water with a strong current. Thus, the possibility of their unloading from the ship and subsequent movement to the coastline was confirmed..
At the same time, PT-76 amphibious tanks were tested., which continue to serve in the Indonesian Marine Corps and are considered one of its main weapons due to the lack of alternative equipment.
Indonesia is the only operator of BMP-3F. On orders from 2009 and 2012 years she was given 54 cars. the contract 2019 year provides for the supply of more 22 meals.
used photos:Indonesia Marine Corps