16.05.2013 Novan Iman Santosa, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Turkey and Indonesia have signed agreements to jointly develop medium tanks and communication devices to forge closer cooperation, as well as to facilitate the much needed transfer of technology (ToT) for Indonesian defense companies, defense officials said on Wednesday.
The Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) assistant for cooperation, Silmy Karim, said the agreements were signed during the 2013 International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul.
He said that the first agreement would see cooperation between FNSS Defence Systems and state arms maker PT Pindad to design and produce a medium tank while the second agreement was between Aselsan and state electronics maker PT LEN to make communications devices.
“The cooperation with Turkey is another forward step. We will also forge cooperation with other countries,” Karim said.