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RI, China initiate joint-procurement of missiles

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 23 2011   /  11:18 am

Indonesia and China are set to begin a partnership in military arms production, in addition to the joint-production agreement Indonesia has with South Korea on jet fighters.

Indonesian deputy defense minister Lt. Gen. Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin and China’s director of the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, Chen Quifa, inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the ministry on Tuesday as a legal base for the partnership.

“The MoU stipulates joint military procurement by both countries in a government-to-government plan and a technological transfer when certain types of weapons are produced, as well as joint-development and joint-marketing of certain types of military systems,” Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. I Wayan Midhio told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

“For example, if we want to produce a certain type of weapo...