29 Jul '12, 8am

China, Indonesia Expand Military Cooperation | Defense Update @stratbuzz

China, Indonesia Expand Military Cooperation | Defense Update @stratbuzz

Indonesia has already embarked on similar international cooperationIn 2011 Jakarta embarked on a joint development with South Korea, eying the development of an advanced, yet affordable stealth fighter. A similar cooperation is eying the development and construction of Korean designed submarines. Jakarta is cooperating with the Netherlands on building the SIgma class frigates while Spanish based Airbus Military selected Indonesia as its regional hub for building C-295 transport medium transport planes. “We have allocated Rp 150 trillion [US$15.8 billion] to modernize our weapons-defense system from 2010 to 2014. It would be wasteful paying such a huge amount to foreign defense industries without any attempt to improve our own.” Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives’ Commission I on defense issues, Mahfudz Shiddiq.

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