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June 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 13, 2024

Sahrudin Nurdin, Halmahera, North Maluku – The Indonesian Police announced on Thursday that they have arrested four residents of North Halmahera Regency, North Maluku, for allegedly smu

June 7, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 7, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A British diplomat said Thursday that bilateral ties between the UK and Indonesia had been going strong in the defense sector, among others, as seen in the

Reuters - June 7, 2024

Jakarta – The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a proposal to accept a South Korean donation of a corvette for its navy, despite concern from its defence committee that the

June 3, 2024

Tempo - June 3, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Minister of Defense and President-elect Prabowo Subianto and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.

May 29, 2024

Eurasia Review - May 29, 2024

Gufron Gozali and Muhammad Rayhan Faqih Syahfa – After numerous breakthrough contracts with various military equipment suppliers to strengthen up its armaments, Indonesia is currently e

May 23, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 23, 2024

Jakarta – State-owned defense company Pindad has signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates-based arms industry Lahab, focusing on munitions supplies and brass mill investment.

May 15, 2024

Tempo - May 15, 2024

Suci Sekarwati, Jakarta – The United States Navy and Marine Corps, together with the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) and Marine Corps (Kormar RI) in Bandar Lampung, on May 13, 2024, began the

May 6, 2024

Reuters - May 6, 2024

Seoul, South Korea – Indonesia has proposed to cut its share of payments for a joint fighter jet development project with South Korea to about one-third of the originally agreed amount,

May 1, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 1, 2024

Aep Sopandi, Bandung – The state-owned defense company Pindad has recently reported sales of Rp 7.98 trillion ($490.5 million) for the fiscal year 2023, marking a significant increase f

April 12, 2024

The Strategist - April 12, 2024

Natalie Sambhi – With Indonesian President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo fast approaching the end of his 10-year term and the February election result now official, it's time to consider how inc

Xinhua - April 12, 2024

Beijing – The Chinese military is willing to work with its Indonesian counterpart to further consolidate strategic mutual trust, enhance pragmatic cooperation, and elevate the relations

April 5, 2024

Bulgarian Military - April 5, 2024

Boyko Nikolov – At present, Indonesia is grappling with a multitude of other defense deals, such as Scorpene, Rafale, Black Hawk, and PPA Korvette, among others.

April 3, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 3, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has selected military shipbuilding company Naval Group to supply two Scorpene submarines that will be built in Indonesia.

Jakarta Post - April 3, 2024

Paris, France (Agencies) – The Indonesian Navy signed a contract to buy two "Scorpene" submarines made by French state-owned shipyard Naval Group, the company said on Tuesday on its web

March 18, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 18, 2024

Jakarta – Two Indonesian nationals working for a South Korea-Indonesia fighter jet program in Seoul have been ordered not to leave the country as authorities investigate a suspected lea

March 14, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 14, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Defense Minister and likely presidential winner Prabowo Subianto is seeking to form stronger defense ties with Japan.

March 11, 2024

Defense News - March 11, 2024

Leilani Chavez, Manila, Philippines – The results of Indonesia's recent presidential election could be a boon for military modernization programs, as the current defense minister is in

February 28, 2024

Benar News - February 28, 2024

Harlyne Joku, Port Moresby – Indonesia and Papua New Guinea will boost defense cooperation, officials from the two countries said Tuesday, including border patrols in a region where ind

February 23, 2024

Tempo - February 23, 2024

Yonhap News and Nabiila Azzahra, Jakarta – Indonesia and South Korea have agreed to continue to work on the joint development of the KF-21 fighter jet, a project delayed due to Jakarta'

February 12, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 12, 2024

Andrea Hosana & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Defense Ministry on Tuesday categorically denied reports suggesting suspected corruption in the planned procurement of 12 second-hand

February 11, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 11, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Defense Ministry has ditched a controversial plan to buy 733 million euros ($790 million) worth of Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets previously used by Qatar, the ministry

February 3, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 3, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia recently said that it was looking into accusations launched by South Korea that its engineer had tried to steal technologies related to the KF-21

January 22, 2024

South China Morning Post - January 22, 2024

Maria Siow – Defence ties between Indonesia and the Philippines have grown steadily under the radar over the past decade, but Jakarta's offer to sell anti-submarine aircraft to Manila h

January 11, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 11, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Thursday that the Philippines was a satisfied customer of the defense equipment supplied by Indonesian state-owned ente

January 4, 2024

Reuters - January 4, 2024

Jakarta – The government has delayed a plan to purchase 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets previously used by Qatar, due to limited fiscal capacity, a spokesperson for the defence minister s

November 30, 2023

Straits Times - November 30, 2023

Singapore – Singapore and Indonesia have concluded the 22nd edition of Exercise Elang Indopura.

November 22, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 22, 2023

Singapore – President Tharman Shanmugaratnam conferred Singapore's top military award on Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto at the Istana on Nov 21.

November 17, 2023

November 15, 2023

Reuters - November 15, 2023

Jakarta – Southeast Asian defence ministers meet in Indonesia alongside key players in the Indo-Pacific this week, with the ASEAN bloc set to reinforce a message of centrality as major

October 30, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 30, 2023

Kuala Lumpur – The cooperation and success of the Malindo Kekar Exercise, which has been carried out by the Malaysian Army (TDM) and the Indonesian National Army (TNI) since a long time

October 20, 2023

Asia Times - October 20, 2023

Gabriel Honrada – France is offering its latest Scorpene submarines to Indonesia, a big ticket deal that if done would mark a milestone in Jakarta's naval modernization program and rese

October 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 9, 2023

Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – With a limited budget and unclear defense priority, the Navy's aspiration to harness additional submarines by next year is improbable, posing another challenge

October 5, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 5, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia has a lot to lose if its state arms manufacturers are proven to have sold military equipment to Myanmar after the February 2021 coup that plunged the nation into con

October 4, 2023

The Diplomat - October 4, 2023

Sebastian Strangio – Human rights groups yesterday filed a complaint with Indonesia's Human Rights Commission asking it to investigate suspected arms sales by state-owned companies to m

Kompas.com - October 4, 2023

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – Human rights activist and former United Nations (UN) Special Reporter Marzuki Darusman has asked the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) t

Channel News Asia - October 4, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights groups on Tuesday (Oct 3) urged Indonesia to investigate suspected arms sales by state-owned companies to Myanmar, where Indonesia has been trying to promote reco

Michael West - October 4, 2023

Rex Patrick and Philip Dorling – On 5 June 2023, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles held a media conference in Jakarta, telling journalists he'd "really enjoy

Jakarta Globe - October 4, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – State-owned defense holding DEFEND ID on Wednesday denied accusations of its companies ever supplying arms to post-coup Myanmar.

October 3, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 3, 2023

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – A coalition of human rights organizations and former attorney general and respected human rights defender Marzuki Darusman, have officially requested that the Nat

September 28, 2023

The Guardian - September 28, 2023

Damien Kingsbury – Australia is willing to turn a blind eye to alleged human rights abuses in West Papua because alienating Indonesia is not worth the risk as China jostles for regional

September 19, 2023

Agence-France Presse - September 19, 2023

Batam, Riau Islands – Militaries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations began their first-ever joint exercises on Tuesday in Indonesia, with a Myanmar representative present de

September 13, 2023

Reuters - September 13, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's defence ministry said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement to buy a submarine rescue vessel for $100 million from a British company, the latest move to modernis

September 7, 2023

The Diplomat - September 7, 2023

James Guild – Indonesia's progress on major defense acquisitions under Minister of Defense and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has continued apace in recent weeks.

September 4, 2023

Jakarta Post - September 4, 2023

Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – With Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto's vision of a more military-capable Indonesia seemingly dovetailing with the United States' eagerness to forge strong al

September 2, 2023

Jakarta Post - September 2, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia is hosting its largest annual joint military drills with the United States, Australia and other countries as tension escalates in Southeast Asia following China's la

August 31, 2023

The Diplomat - August 31, 2023

Sebastian Strangio – The 2023 Super Garuda Shield exercise will involve 24 nations as participants or observers, including several for the first time.Indonesia will today kick off its l

Agence-France Presse - August 31, 2023

Jakarta – Thousands of Indonesian and American troops began two weeks of joint exercises Thursday, joining allies from five countries in drills aimed at ensuring stability in the Asia-P

August 27, 2023

Straits Times - August 27, 2023

Singapore – More than 300 servicemen from the Singapore and Indonesian navies took part in a six-day bilateral military exercise in Batam and its surrounding waters.

August 25, 2023

Reuters - August 25, 2023

Jakarta – United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stressed the importance of modernising Indonesia's military in a meeting with its defence chief, as Washington shores up ties in S