Video: Indonesian Marine Corps staged military training exercises with BTR-4M

Five amphibian APCs BTR-4M, supplied by Ukraine to Indonesia in 2016, continue to be successfully operated by the Marine Corps. That was reported by spetstechnoexport.com.

The Indonesian edition “Detik News” has published a special report on the exploitation of the latest Ukrainian APCs by Marine Corps. According to Marines, the main advantages of Ukrainian APCs are reliability, multi-purpose capability and ease of use.

During the sea trainings, Marines along with representatives of the BTR-4 developer Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau and supplier SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, have been conducting a special trainings to improve Marines practice of BTR-4 afloat maneuvering during high-waves.

Right afterward, at firing ground the crew of each BTR-4M hit successfully all targets at specified distances from a 30mm automatic gun ZTM-1 and 7.76mm machine gun PKT, that was quite a good showcase of accuracy rate of Ukrainian weapons. The Marine Corps Deputy Commander, who observed the trainings, was frankly impressed by the efficiency of the modern digital sighting and firing control system.

Visionary, there is very important for the Indonesian Marine Corps to operate a wheeled 8×8 formula APCs, which are fast, light, easy to maintain and operate at narrow asphalt routes. Moreover, after hundreds kilometers in mountainous terrains without any changes in the configuration they can not only overcome the water obstacles, but cross the sea on tens of kilometers as well.

Some media has reported about BTR-4 hull roll in the sea, but the military emphasizes that nothing similar takes place with the BTR-4M. Even during maneuvering on up to 1 meter waves, the movement of combat vehicles remained smooth and stable, BTRs with two types of combat modules immersed evenly in water without any vehicle hull roll or misalignment.

Upon completion of the training, the Marine Corps Deputy Commander entrusted gratitude to Ukrainian armourers for the production …read more

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