Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

TNI power punch

Parade of loyalty: Indonesian Military ( TNI ) troops march in parade, with artillery weaponry in the background, during the force' anniversary ceremony at Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in East Jakarta. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)
Editorial board
Jakarta   ●   Tue, November 17 2020

Indonesia only has less than four years to fulfill its Minimum Essential Force (MEF) target by 2024 in the third Strategic Plan (Renstra) 2019-2024. By the end of 2019, only 63.19 percent of the goal was reached, behind the targeted 75.54 percent. As such, the burden is heavier than expected for the government to complete the MEF goal.

To meet the objective, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has visited several countries to seek opportunities to bolster the primary weapons system (Alutsista) for the Indonesian Military (TNI), as well as to cement any ongoing defense industry cooperation.

During a visit to Austria in October, for example, Prabowo discussed the possibility of buying Austria’s Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters. Indonesia’s purchase of second-hand jet fighters has a precedent. Back in 2012, the government decided to accept a grant of 24 F-16...

to Read Full Story


Starting from IDR 55,000/month

  • Unlimited access to our content on web and app
  • No advertising, no interruption
  • A bonus subscription to share
  • Bookmark and night mode functions on app
  • Subscription to our newsletters

We accept