Thursday, January 17, 2013

Indonesia Will Buy Anti-Tank Weapons of England

Indonesia will buy three units of type warship Frigate Light Multi Role of English. This article is expressed by Defence Minister, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, while receiving visits British Defence Minister, Philip Hammond, in his office, Jakarta, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

"Still in the process of negotiating with the English. We will send a team to make sure and check the specifications of the ship," said Purnomo said after receiving a visit menhan English.

Purnomo hope, with the purchase of defense equipment from the United Kingdom, Indonesia can do mobile technologies. Through the process of technology transfer, Indonesia can make the same defense equipment.

Temporary, the Deputy Minister of Defence, Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, say, other ships, the Indonesian government plan to buy anti-tank sniper from England.

"There are weapons of the British Army, if not one for anti-tank," says Sjafrie.

In 2013, the Ministry of Defense has a budget of Rp81 trillion. With these estimates, Sjafrie hope Indonesia can be modernized military equipment.

"We expect the support of the Ministry of Defense Secretary of the Treasury to be able to provide financing acceleration facilities," says he.

To meet the military defense equipment, the Ministry of Defense with several companies in Great Britain have been doing some contract to meet the needs of Starstreak missiles, Hawk aircraft spare parts and spare parts Scorpion tank.

"And some treatments that work with companies in England," said the head of the Defense Support Kemhan, TNI Mayjen Ediwan Prabowo.

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