There are lots of threads in this forum related to the Singaporean and Malaysian Armed Forces, yet very few about the Indonesian military, despite being the biggest player in Southeast Asia. In the last few months there were quite a lot interesting new developments, which in my eyes are worth being discussed. One of the more interesting things that happened was a speech by the general who is the current commander of the Indonesian armored corps (or cavalry corps, as it is called in Indonesia). I couldn't find an English version of it, so I'm just linking the Indonesian news article citing that speech: Antara News, Feb 9, 2010 The most important points in this article: - The Indonesian army is procuring 22 vehicles of a so called "Tarantula" 6x6 armored vehicle armed with a 90 mm canon from South Korea. The vehicles are to be delivered in 2010. I've never heard of a Tarantula and Google isn't coming up with anything, so probably this is the Indonesian name for it. - The army is planning to replace the ageing AMX-13 with a main battle tank. No timeframe given. - Two new armor bataillons are to be established in 2011 and 2012, both based on the island of Kalimantan/Borneo. The last point coincides with the fact that the Indonesian army is planning to create a new regional command ("Kodam", comparable to a division in strength and task) in Kalimantan this year, a plan that has caused suspicion among several countries. If anyone cares to share a thought, I'd be happy to read it.