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Caveat emptor: The challenge in implementing defense offset in RI

  • Sezsy Yuniorrita and Curie Maharani

Jakarta | Sat, October 13 2012 | 12:31 pm

PREMIUM Jane’s “2012 Defense Market Report” calculated that the Indonesian arms market has the potential to be one of the worlds largest. Under the Minimum Essential Force (MEF) procurement program stage one (2010-2014), a combined rupiah and foreign loan of Rp 156 trillion (US$16.25 billion) will be disbursed.

Small domestic industrial capacity means that the bulk of spending will go to fore...