Indonesia and China to Strengthen Defence Ties

23 March 2011 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2011 18:30)

Indonesian Deputy Defence Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin and the Chinese Technological and Industrial Development Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation in the defence sector. According to the MoU, the two nations will strengthen their defence coope

Indonesian Deputy Defence Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin and the Chinese Technological and Industrial Development Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation in the defence sector.

According to the MoU, the two nations will strengthen their defence cooperation in supplying military equipments, technology transfer of certain military equipment, joint-marketing and training programmes.

The agreement also includes the establishment of joint-missile production in the future through strategic weaponry industry.

Indonesia is planning to produce 1,000 R122 rockets to support its defence system and also to develop a remote pilot vehicle and an area vehicle as well.

The Indonesian Army currently uses Chinese-made missiles, according to BNO News.