Indonesia to fulfill weapon needs from domestic defense industry

11:38, December 12, 2009      

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The Indonesian government is committed to fulfill demand of weapon for military and police by ordering it to the domestic defense industry, Kompas daily quoted a minister as saying on Saturday.

The Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro on Friday said that the commitment will still be fulfilled even though he admitted that domestic producers still have many limitations related to price, quality and product technical specification as well as after-sales service.

"We are fully aware of superiority and limitation of our domestic producers. However, we are still committed to order because it could trigger economy activities to move as well as to provide added value for the domestic defense industry," said Purnomo.

Purnomo also revealed funding model that he believed to be able to revitalize the domestic defense. The minister also recommended the weapon procurement by direct selection.

Source: Xinhua
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