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
Military Ties & Arms Trade
September 19, 2023
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
August 24, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia has signed a deal to buy 24 transport helicopters from US weapons maker Lockheed Martin to strengthen its military air fleet, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
August 22, 2023
Jakarta – The Defence Ministry and US planemaker Boeing have signed an agreement on the sale of 24 F-15EX fighter jets to help modernise Indonesia's ageing fleet, the ministry and the c
August 1, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia has bought 12 new drones from Turkish Aerospace worth $300 million, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of purchases aimed at modernising th
July 26, 2023
Jakarta – The French Air and Space Force (FASF) showcased six Rafale fighter jets at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta on Wednesday, during a week-long stopover from a
June 23, 2023
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has confirmed the government's purchase of used Dassault Mirage 2000-5 jet fighters from Qatar, worth some US$734 million, to temporarily plu
June 19, 2023
Tokyo – Used F-15 fighter jet engines are being considered for export to Indonesia, according to several government sources.
Agencies, Jakarta – Indonesia has ordered 13 long-range military radars from Thales to boost airspace surveillance efforts across its immense archipelago, the French manufacturer and st
June 15, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday (June 14) it had bought 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets previously used by Qatar, defending the nearly US$800 million (S$1.07 billion) deal as a
June 12, 2023
Jakarta – Service members and aircraft from the Indonesian and United States Air Forces are participating in bilateral tactical fighter exercise Cope West 2023 at Roesmin Nurjadin Air F
June 6, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia and Germany have agreed to improve their defense collaboration, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto informed after receiving a visit from German Defense Minist
June 4, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto held a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.
May 31, 2023
China will send warships to a multilateral naval exercise hosted this month by Indonesia, which has also invited countries such as North Korea, Russia, South Korea and the United States
May 24, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Governments of Indonesia and Malaysia signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in the defense industry sector on the sidelines of the 16th International Maritim
May 12, 2023
Niniek Karmini, Jakarta, Indonesia – U.S.
April 19, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Czech Republic is seeking to help Indonesia's defense arsenal modernization plans.
March 29, 2023
Jakarta – United States Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Kim held a meeting with the Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm.
March 27, 2023
Yuni Arisandy Sinaga, Jakarta – US Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Y. Kim met with Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Admiral Yudo Margono on Monday (March 27).
March 13, 2023
Rory James – One month ago extraordinary scenes emerged from the remote province of West Papua, Indonesia.
March 9, 2023
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – A Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules that arrived on Monday from the United States is now ready for operating by the Indonesian Air Force, the Defense Mi
March 8, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto (Asia Pacific Defense Journal), Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto at the Halim Perdanakusuma airbase on Wednesday assured that Indonesia's military air fleet w
February 23, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Three Lanny Jaya residents, namely Yakinus Murib, Uras Telenggen, and Diminus Kogoya, who were arrested by joint forces on February 7, 2023 in Kimbim District, Jayawija
The Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) has taken delivery of its first C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin.
February 19, 2023
Seoul, South Korea – Defence cooperation between South Korea and Indonesia will expand, diplomats from the two countries said on Friday, after a dispute over funding for a joint fighter
February 10, 2023
Defence Minister Richard Marles and his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto made the announcement after holding talks in Canberra.
January 9, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has officially passed Law No. 3 of 2023 concerning defense cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore.
December 14, 2022
Kerry Smith, Brisbane – Community members gathered on December 1 to raise the West Papuan flag in the lobby of weapons company Thales' Brisbane office.
December 8, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Investigators of the Mimika Police Criminal Investigation Unit handed over three suspects in a weapon and ammunition trafficking case to the Mimika District Attorney's
November 30, 2022
The Star, Jakarta – Indonesia's top military commander is seeking to step up military cooperation within the region and partners further afield to face down the maritime threat from an
November 21, 2022
Kate Lamb and Ananda Teresia, Jakarta – Indonesia's planned purchase of F-15 fighter jets is in advanced stages and awaiting final sign-off from the government, the Southeast Asian coun
November 5, 2022
Jakarta – Two Indonesian state-owned companies have agreed with the United Emirates Arab's military contractor Edge Group to explore cooperation in explosive manufacturing and shipbuild
Joanito de Saojoao, Jakarta – Indonesia concluded on Saturday the four-day defense show that according to the organizers involved more than 900 arms producers from 60 countries includin
Jakarta – Boeing's proposed sale of 36 new F-15 fighter jets and equipment to Indonesia has hit a snag over financing, according to people familiar with the matter.
November 3, 2022
Syaiful Hakim, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – The Defense Ministry signed a cooperation contract with domestic defense industry players, both state-owned and private enterprises, on the sidelin
October 31, 2022
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – The US$13.9 billion worth of purchase by the Indonesian Defense Ministry of the F-15 Eagle heavyweight fighters from the United States remains in negotiations, Def
October 19, 2022
Ali MC, Melbourne, Australia – Australia says it will continue to provide military training, conduct joint exercises and export weapons to Indonesia despite increased violence and alleg
October 16, 2022
Lee Li Ying, Singapore – Defence cooperation between Singapore and Indonesia has gone up another notch with more than 130 troops from the Singapore Army and 140 soldiers from the Indone
August 3, 2022
Balikpapan – Indonesia and the United States began their annual joint military exercise code-named Garuda Shield in East Kalimantan on Wednesday amid the growing geopolitical tension in
August 1, 2022
Jakarta – Thousands of Indonesian and American troops began a two-week joint military exercise on Monday that Washington said aims to advance "regional cooperation in support of a free
July 30, 2022
Jakarta – Some 4,000 soldiers mostly from Indonesia and the United States will conduct a joint military exercise next week that underscores "the importance we place on a free and open I
July 25, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander General Andika Perkasa received the visit of General Mark A. Milley, the 20th Chairman of the U.S.