Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has asserted that Indonesia will not be the military base for any foreign country, including China, following a report from th
Military Ties & Arms Trade
September 4, 2020
July 28, 2020
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto's widely publicized plan to purchase a batch of used Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters from the Austrian air force has been met with criticis
July 24, 2020
July 20, 2020
Novan Iman Santosa, Jakarta – Surprises in Indonesian defense procurement seem like a constant feature now.
July 1, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto's recent visit to Russia to attend the Victory Day military parade highlighted the depth of cooperation in the defen
June 24, 2020
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto visited Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin in Russia on Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Defense Ministry @Kemha
June 17, 2020
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Indonesian and Malaysian defense ministers have expressed their commitment to deepening defense ties between the two countries, highlighting the importance
April 12, 2020
Caleb Larson – Indonesia recently backed out of two separate arms deals with both China and Russia, bowing to pressure from the Trump administration.
March 24, 2020
Pindad PT is an Indonesian state-owned arms company, producing a wide range of weapons for the Indonesian military, police and security forces, and exporting to a number of other count
March 21, 2020
Indonesia's Deputy Defense Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono assured that Jakarta has not canceled the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia.
March 15, 2020
The Trump administration pressured Indonesia into dropping deals to buy Russian-made fighter jets and Chinese naval vessels, part of a global effort to prevent its top adversaries from
March 13, 2020
Alexei Mirny, Moscow – Russian and Indonesian military have agreed upon terms and location of the first Orruda-2020 joint naval exercises, Russian Pacific Fleet press service announced
February 29, 2020
Arya Dipa, Bandung – The Philippine National Defense Department has expressed interest in buying combat vehicles from Indonesia's state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad.
February 27, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – The Defense Ministry has accepted a grant comprising 14 Insitu ScanEagle drones and three Bell 412 helicopters from the United States, as Jakarta expect
February 13, 2020
Arya Dipa, Bandung – State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is displaying a CN235 gunship at the Singapore Airshow held at the Changi Exhibition Center from F
February 7, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed a desire to accelerate the local manufacturing of long-range military drones – the first of their kind in
January 23, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has defended Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto against scathing criticism of the minister's frequent overseas trips.
January 22, 2020
Vela Andapita, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has played down reports that the Indonesian government plans to purchase weaponry systems from France, which emerged followin
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Iranian Ambassador to Indonesia has said that Iran would gladly work with Indonesia in a defense partnership if the government is interested in the plan.
January 17, 2020
Bangkok – An intelligence-sharing agreement signed by the army chiefs of Thailand and Indonesia is unlikely to significantly help Thailand end a separatist insurgency in its deep south
January 15, 2020
Jakarta – The United Kingdom has reiterated its commitment to continue defense cooperation with Indonesia, particularly in the maritime sector, UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Hea
January 14, 2020
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – In an official bilateral state visit to France's Ministry of Armed Forces, the Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto asserts that it acts as a mean
December 21, 2019
Dian Septiari and Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Russia has expressed frustration over the "unfair" competition it faces in the arms trade with Indonesia, which, like other countries, is
December 16, 2019
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has embarked on his first working visit to China to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the defense sector.
December 15, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Two Indonesian Navy warships, KRI Usman Harun and KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, were part of a mini defense exhibition in Dili, the capital of East Timor, on Thur