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Defense expo aims to bridge local and foreign companies

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 8 2012   /  07:34 am

Defense affairs: A model of a South Korean-made jet fighter is displayed during the Indo Defence Expo at the Jakarta Fairground on Wednesday. More than 600 exhibitors from 50 countries are participating in the expo. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)The 2012 Indo Defence Expo and Forum, the country’s largest military equipment exhibition, is expected to boost partnership between local and global defense companies, says Vice President Boediono.

Given the fact that local companies are still developing, Boediono emphasized that international cooperation on defense technology will still play a pivotal role in strengthening the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) minimum essential force (MEF).

“While we are building our defense business and its supporting industries, we can also boost the industry by fostering partnerships with established overseas companies,” he said during the opening cer...