Indonesia, S. Korea to begin joint project on jet fighter production in 2012

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Indonesia and South Korea will begin a joint project in 2012 on production of jet fighters, Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said here Wednesday.

The plan is expected to help revitalize Indonesia's defense industry.

Minister Purnomo and his South Korean counterpart Kim Tae-Young held a bilateral meeting in Jakarta earlier on Wednesday.

Purnomo was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying that it was expected that the project would be able to build a jet fighter prototype in 2020. The planned cooperation for the project, dubbed the FSX project, was initiated in 2006.

Indonesian military has attempted to boost its weaponry by diversifying the source of the equipment as it has experienced the reliance on limited source, which could be harmful if a dispute occurs.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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