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Indonesia military modernization

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

By A. B. Abrams
As geopolitical tensions grow, Jakarta is seeking to insulate its military, and its economy, from possible Western pressure.

Where Does Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto Stand on Foreign Policy?

Where Does Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto Stand on Foreign Policy?

By Noto Suoneto
The defense minister would likely follow the broad approach of President Joko Widodo, but with a heavier emphasis on defense.
Can Indonesia Afford Its Big Military Modernization Plans?

Can Indonesia Afford Its Big Military Modernization Plans?

By James Guild
Despite a rash of major defense acquisitions, the country still spends a relatively low percentage of its GDP on defense.

Indonesia Confirms Purchase of Secondhand Jet Fighters From Qatar

Indonesia Confirms Purchase of Secondhand Jet Fighters From Qatar

By Sebastian Strangio
The fleet of 12 Mirage 2000-5 jets is intended to bridge the air force over until the delivery of a new fleet of French fighters beginning in early 2026.

Indonesia’s Transactional Military Modernization

Indonesia’s Transactional Military Modernization

By James Guild
The country has long sought to balance the operational and strategic needs of the military against the political imperative to contribute to economic development.

Indonesia Close to Closing Deal for BrahMos Weapons System: Report

Indonesia Close to Closing Deal for BrahMos Weapons System: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
A deal would make Indonesia the second Southeast Asian nation after the Philippines to acquire the potent supersonic missile.

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Lessons for the Indonesian Armed Forces

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Lessons for the Indonesian Armed Forces

By Muhammad Fauzan Malufti
The European conflict has laid bare several vulnerabilities in the TNI's modernization plans.
How Indonesia Can Improve Its Defense Investment Climate

How Indonesia Can Improve Its Defense Investment Climate

By Anastasia Febiola Sumarauw and Muhammad Fauzan Malufti
If the country wants to expand its domestic defense manufacturing sector, it needs to make itself a more attractive market for foreign arms contractors.

Indonesia Finalizes Major Jet Fighter Purchases From US, France

Indonesia Finalizes Major Jet Fighter Purchases From US, France

By Sebastian Strangio
The two purchases reflect both the ambition of Indonesia's defense modernization plans and its promiscuous approach to procurements.

Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?

Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Fear of China is driving the region's recent spate of military procurements – but it's not the only factor.

What’s in Indonesia New Air Force Squadrons?

What’s in Indonesia New Air Force Squadrons?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The inauguration of the two new aviation squadrons highlighted ongoing efforts by the Southeast Asian state to develop and modernize its military.
What’s Next for the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal in 2019? 

What’s Next for the Indonesia-Russia Fighter Jet Deal in 2019? 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the status of a key development within bilateral defense ties.

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