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JAKARTA, November 6. /TASS/. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu familiarized himself on Thursday with Russian exhibits at INDO Defense 2014 exhibition, TASS reported from the site.
The minister showed a special interest in means of close combat - sniper rifles, pistols, machine-guns and grenade launchers.
He was also briefed on advantages of Kilo class diesel-electric submarines, in particular the 636 project that has long been of interest for Indonesia. These submarines are designed by Rubin Central Design Bureau in St. Petersburg.
This year, 525 companies from 45 countries demonstrate their exhibits on a total area of 10,000 square meters.
Fourteen companies present the Russian defense sector at this year’s exhibition.
According to Russia’s Rosoboronexport state-owned arms exporter, since 1992 Russia has exported to Indonesia Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets, Mi-17B-5 and Mi-35P helicopters, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers and BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles among other armaments.
Besides, some Soviet-era military hardware, including amphibious tanks PT-76 is in the inventory of the Indonesian army.