Remoulding of Indonesian Defence Capability
Date of Issue2008-04-29
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Indonesia recently announced that it intends to go ahead and purchase the three SU-30 fighters that form part of last year’s US$1 billion arms deal with Moscow. Sidetracking recent US overtures, this latest acquisition continues a trend that began earlier this decade of buying off-the-shelf Russian weapons. Jakarta clearly intends to raise its modest defence capacity, but does it have either money or the capability?
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 055-08
Nanyang Technological University