JAKARTA (Sputnik) — The talks are being held on the sidelines of the ongoing Indo Defence 2016 International Forum taking place in the Indonesia capital Jakarta. The event, taking place on November 2-5, is one of Southeast Asia's biggest defense industry events and is attended by over 25,000 delegates representing over 750 companies from 55 countries. The Russian exhibit is organized by Rosoboronexport, which is showcasing over 200 pieces of military hardware.
"The Russian and the Indonesian sides are working on a project to supply the third batch of BMP-3F vehicles for the Indonesian navy. Currently, Rosoboronexport and Indonesian representatives are carrying out consultations on the matter," Goreslavsky told RIA Novosti.
Rosoboronexport has brought a real vehicle to showcase at the exhibition, he added, noting that the exporter is actively promoting the BMP-3 variant on the Asia-Pacific market.
"The vehicles are unrivaled in their class on the international arms market in terms of their tactical and technical characteristics, combat capabilities and the cost efficiency ratio. We therefore expect the Indonesian navy top continue purchasing BMP-3Fs," Goreslavsky added.
BMP-3F is a variant of the BMP-3 designed for operations at sea with increased buoyancy and stability. Equipped with water jet propellers, it is capable of speeds of over six miles per second over water and can operate for up to seven hours in amphibious operations.