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Jakarta Post

RI seeks copyright deal in KFX jet program

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 7 2010   /  09:32 am

A team of legal and aviation experts has been deployed to South Korea to discuss copyright issues regarding the joint-development of a KFX jet aircraft program between Jakarta and Seoul.

“We should be very clear from the very beginning with regard to Indonesia’s role in this project, because we intend to be able to mass-produce the jet in the future,” Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. I Wayan Midhio told journalists over the weekend.

He added that clear and specific arrangements over the country’s role in the project would pave the way for the participation of domestic defense industry.

“We could then focus on building and developing parts for the jets by using our own domestic defense industry,” he said.

Observer Dudi Sudibyo said he was optimistic Indonesia would face no difficulties in manufacturing parts to be used in the jets’ construct...