On 11 July, the Indonesian army received the last delivery of final batch of M109A4 BE self-propelled howitzers bought from Belgium.
Total shipments received include 18 M109A4 BE self-propelled howitzers, 4 desks, and command posts, and one mobile crane . All shipments were transported to Indonesia’s Tanjung Priok military port by Hoegh Chiba cargo ship. The first delivery took place in July 2017 and was part of a contract to transmit a total of 38 cannons which Indonesia had ordered from Belgium
The M109A4 self-propelled howitzer is a modern artillery capable of exploding multiple rockets, including ammunition, chemical ammunition and ammunition with improvements in maintenance, maintenance, such as cleaning equipment. gas, guns, heat sink, etc. The A4 version is also motor-driven to quickly start the engine and enable rapid deployment in an emergency.
It is unclear how much Indonesian have to pay Belgian for the M109A4 BE self-propelled howitzers contract. At the same time, Indonesia’s contract to purchase artillery also surprised many experts because Belgium is not a military-manufactured country, while Indonesia and Russia have close ties with Russia and China. . Indonesia is also a traditional buyer of these two countries when he bought more fighter planes, helicopters from Russia and many missiles, tanks, artillery, ..from china. Military experts say that Belgium may want to sell these guns to switch to more modern guns and Indonesia buy them cheaply, so the deal is good for both sides.