Rheinmetall is supplying Indonesia with upgraded Leopard 2 tanks and Marder armored infantry fighting vehicles under a December 2012 contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, the German company announced earlier this week. The contract, which took nearly a year to come into force after legal formalities were completed, is worth €216 million (over $291 million).
Between 2014 and 2016, Rheinmetall will deliver 103 modernized Leopard 2s, 42 upgraded Marder 1A3s, 11 armored recovery and engineering vehicles, training equipment, logistical support, and an initial supply of practice and service ammunition.
With this contract, Indonesia becomes the 18th Leopard 2 user nation.
Rheinmetall photos of Leopard 2A4s and Marder 1A3s on parade in Jakarta on 5 October 2013