This thread should concentrate on Chinese military exports to other countries.
China to help Indonesia develop defense technology
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 04/01/2009 11:47 AM | National
Following on from the signing of a memorandum of understanding by both Indonesia and China in 2007, the two countries are set to ink a new deal to work more closely in military technology, a top Defense Ministry official said on Wednesday, Antara reports.
"China will help Indonesia develop its military technology," the director of strategic environment analysis, Brig. Gen. Subekti, said in Beijing.
Subekti is attending a China-ASEAN top officers dialogue hosted by the Chinese Academy of Military Science from March 30 to April 2.
Indonesia is expecting China to help its state arms producer, PT Pindad; state-owned ship maker, PT PAL Indonesia; and state-owned aircraft manufacturer, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, to produce upper-medium-class military technology, he said.
"And not only helping us with technology, but also to help market the products produced through the deal," Subekti said.
In 2005, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited his Chinese counterpart, president Hu Jintao, in Beijing to sign a strategic partnership deal, which included an agreement to strengthen defense cooperation between both countries.
Indonesia was the first country in Southeast Asia to enter into such a partnership with China. (dre)
Malaysia has ordered a battery's worth of FN-6 MANPADS, delivery expected this year. However, the much publicized purchase of KS1A medium range SAM has yet to materialize.
np, something in your post set off the moderation (I won't mention what, but don't worry about it), so it's moderated by default as long as you have less than 10 posts I think.Sorry mods, I didnt realize my posts need clearance. Wasnt paying attention when I press send and thought I press the wrong button or something. So rewrote the reply several times. Please delete the extra posts.