Rheinmetall Defence is currently carrying out a combat performance upgrade of the Leopard 2 A4 main battle tank on behalf of the Indonesian Army.
Two different versions of the tank are being delivered to Indonesia, the Leopard 2A4+ and Leopard 2 RI (Republic of Indonesia). The modernization programme includes a climate control system for Leopard 2A4+ and Leopard 2 RI vehicles, as well to add modular ballistic protection from IBD Deisenroth Engineering, all-electric turret drive, an auxiliary power unit, and installation of a reversing camera to Leopard 2 RI vehicles. The fleet also is receiving intercom system from EID.
In addition, Rheinmetall Defence is also enhancing the 120mm smoothbore gun in the Leopard 2A4 RI configuration with a programming kit that will enable it to fire the company’s new programmable DM11 multipurpose round.
Indonesia ordered 61 Leopard 2 RI and 42 Leopard 2A4+ battle tanks. All were Leopard 2A4s from German Army surplus. 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles four Büffel armoured recovery vehicles, three bridge-layers and three armoured engineering vehicles also were purchased from Germany.