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Jakarta Post

Defense SOEs to reap benefits from government's domestic procurement focus

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 19, 2020   /  09:07 pm
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Tiger in your tank: Workers of state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad prepare a medium-sized Tiger tank to be displayed at the Indo Defense 2018 Expo & Forum at the Jakarta International Expo center in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

State-owned enterprises are keen to meet the military’s needs for locally made equipment as instructed recently by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, with some of the defense firms still filling previous orders. State-owned weapons and armored vehicle manufacturer PT Pindad recently secured contracts from the Defense Ministry to make 625 million rounds of ammunition for delivery later this year, president director Abraham Mose told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. The firm was also finalizing a contract for the purchase of its recently released Maung 4x4. Pindad aimed to produce 500 of the light tactical vehicles to be delivered to the ministry by the end of this year, he added. The plan emerged after Defense Ministry Prabowo Subianto personally tested the tactical vehicle in Sentul, West Java, on July 12. The move was apparently a follow-up after Jokowi told his mi...