Indonesian Marines has started using Ukrainian BTR-4M

Marine battalion of Indonesian Marine Corps has officially began using of five Ukrainian armoured personal carriers BTR-4M, which were delivered by “SpetsTechnoExport” in January this year.

“The handover of new Ukrainian BTR-4M to military units of the Indonesian Marine Corps has been completed. So, from early May, among other machines, Indonesian Marines are serving on BTR-4M. Before that, our APCs have successfully passed the trial tests in Indonesia and proved their excellent amphibian capabilities, shooting accuracy from different types of weapons and very good driving performance in mountainous terrain”, – said Pavlo Barbul, director of “SpetsTechnoExport”.

It shall be recalled, that delivery of 5 armoured personnel carriers BTR 4-M, which are produced at Ukroboronprom’s Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, was successfully completed within the framework of the contract, signed between the SE SFTE Spetstechnoexport and the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia in 2014.

Before accepting into operation, the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia conducted trial tests of the Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers in the territory of their country. Following the results of those tests, a Protocol was signed on performing functional tests. The special committee of the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia has confirmed, that Ukrainian made APCs comply with all 47 evaluation specifications of this Protocol.

About the SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”:

The State Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport” is one of the biggest exporting companies, part of the SC “Ukroboronprom”, specializes in foreign economic activities for export and import of modern armament, military equipment and technologies, as well as special purpose products. “SpetsTechnoExport” works closely with Ukrainian enterprises, research centers, design bureaus, public and private companies from over 30 countries across the globe. More information at:

For more details, please, contact Vadym Shkliar, the Press Secretary of SFTE “StetsTechnoExport” at +38 (044) 568 52 07 or email: [email protected]