The Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is reportedly intensifying efforts to strengthen Indonesia’s security and defense system. To this end, he has been acquiring various equipment, ranging from operational unit vehicles to fighter jets.
The strengthening of security and defense system is a fundamental task for the government, and it is being pursued through investments in the military sector.
According to the Head of Defense Facility Agency of the Ministry of Defense, Yusuf Jauhari, the government sees such investments as more than just expenses.
They are considered as a means to provide benefits to Indonesian society, to protect the unity of the nation, and to ensure the continuity of national development.
“The government’s seriousness in developing its military equipment with modernization must be implemented wisely and firmly by the Ministry of Defense through cooperation with State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) and Private-Owned Enterprises (BUMS) to procure various types of military equipment,” said Yusuf.
Yusuf went on to list various military equipment that has been procured by the Ministry of Defense to strengthen Indonesia’s military capabilities.
These include ground-based equipment, such as Bell 412 helicopters, Kanon 90mm Howitzers, and various types of operational vehicles. There are also sea-based equipment, such as offshore patrol vessels, frigates, and submarines.
Lastly, there are air-based equipment, such as the Rafale fighter jet, A-400M transport plane, and C-130J-30 Super Hercules. The procurement also includes the upgrading of health facilities for the Indonesian National Armed Forces.
The move to acquire advanced military equipment is aimed at improving Indonesia’s defense capabilities, which is seen as a crucial step towards ensuring national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Indonesian government’s commitment to investing in military technology is an essential part of its efforts to strengthen the country’s position in the region and globally.