Sunday, September 24, 2023

Tag: Security & Defense

Prabowo Subianto, the Minister of Defense in a strategic move to enhance Indonesia’s national defense capabilities, has procured 24 F-15EX fighter jets manufactured by Boeing during his visit to the United States. […]
World War II era warships carrying thousands of ammunitions that sank in the waters of Cilacap, Central Java have yet to be identified. However, it is speculated that the ship is the USS Langley, the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier. […]
Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense, met with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to discuss a number of defense issues including the Ukrainian war. […]
The export of sea sand has drawn criticism from Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (Walhi), an environmental non-governmental organization.  […]
Indonesia’s Defense Ministry confirmed a purchase of 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets used by Qatar. The purchase is said to be essential to cover lack of military power. […]
Recent peace proposal put forth by Indonesia’s Defense Minister, Prabowo Subianto, regarding the resolution of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has sparked intense debate and controversy. […]
Iranian journalist accused Indonesia of helping Iran to purchase aircraft from France. The journalist claimed that Indonesian and Malian authorities had assisted Iran to circumvent US sanctions. […]
Peace proposal offered by Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto received criticism at the 20th Asia Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue. Ukrainian Defense Minister even rejected the idea. […]
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with several world leaders on the sideline of G7 summit. Jokowi met with the Japanese Prime Minister, the UK Prime Minister and French President Emmanuel Macron. […]
According to cybersecurity agency Palo Alto Networks, Indonesia is the third country with the highest number of ransomware attacks in Southeast Asia. Check Point Software Technologies’ study found that cyberattacks on Indonesia’s finance and banking industry topped the list, with an average of 2,730 attacks per week since January 2022. […]
Susi Pudjiastuti, ex-minister of Maritime Affairs and owner of Susi Air, was furious during a conversation with Pastor Karel Phil Erari and a man known as Bishop, discussing the kidnapping of Philip Mehrtens by Papua’s KKB. […]
With the increasing number of e-wallet users, security has become one of the major concerns in digital transactions. Indonesia’s National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) estimated that economic losses from cyberattacks in 2021 totaled a whopping IDR 14.2 trillion (US$957 million). […]
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio asked the Biden administration to investigate Ford Motor Co’s plan to partner with PT Vale Indonesia, and China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt in a $4.5 billion nickel processing facility in Indonesia for the production of EV batteries. […]
A study showed that IS affiliated group in Indonesia are not as lethal as in the past. Radicalization process often done by someone whose the victim know. […]
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Muhammad Herindra is the Indonesian Deputy Minister of Defense. He graduated from the Military Academy in Magelang, and later graduated from The Military College of Vermont-Norwich University USA, and the National Defense University USA. He is also the recipient of many accolades including the prestigious Bintang Yudha Dharma (Grand Meritorious Military Order Star). […]
The Czech Republic is planning to help Indonesia to modernize the country’s defense system. The Czech Chamber of Commerce and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce have inked an MoU to promote trade between both countries. […]
As many as 155 Vietnamese fishing ships were found trespassing Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone despite the presence of territorial agreement between both countries. […]
Commission I of the House of Representatives approved 15 Bushmaster vehicles donation from the Australian government. […]
Indonesia and Australia held a 2+2 meeting on February 8 and 9, 2023, in Canberra to delve into important foreign policy and defense/security matters both at the bilateral, regional and global levels. […]
The state should be present to mediate the workers and foreign investors in cases that could trigger violent acts such as the Morowali riot, which claimed two lives, and prevent the incident from recurring in the future. The root of the problems lies on inequality in working condition, job security, decent salary and social security between local and Chinese workers. […]
The South China Sea conflict and the military competition in the regions has forced Indonesia to modernize its defense industry. To anticipate the heightened conflict, Indonesia has purchased new jet fighters and submarines. […]
The United Nations peacekeeping force was a unit established by the UN to prevent conflict, reduce violence and strengthen security. Many countries have contributed to the UN peacekeeping force by sending their troops. Indonesia is one of them. Indonesia is well known to have a strong commitment to bring peace and stability to post-conflict countries. […]
The House of Representatives (DPR)’s Deputy Speaker Lodewijk Freidrich Paulus said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would send a Presidential Letter (Surpres) on the appointment of the new Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief to replace Gen. Andika Perkasa. Based on the information received by DPR, the Presidential Palace has already processed the Letter. […]
From political and security aspect, indigenous Papuans should be in the front line to socialize the development of the New Papua in order to weaken the propaganda effects of the separatist groups that are increasingly growing at home and overseas.Political Analyst Bony Hargens said that indigenous Papuan should be mouthpiece of the socialisation of the new Papua development agenda […]
State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia and French defense company Naval Group are under negotiation on several issues in the purchasing of Scorpene submarines. A source from Naval told Indonesia Business Post that the discussion was focusing on the number of Scorpene submarine that will be purchased and the price of a submarine unit. […]
The domestic defense industry has continued to develop as the government provides ample space for the private sector to help build Indonesia’s defense industry, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said. “This is a very good development and most importantly we can adopt as many new technologies as possible in the field of military defense. The most important thing is that,” Jokowi said […]
Indonesian Ministry of Defense is in negotiation with French aviation company Dassault Aviation in the purchase of Rafale jet fighters. Logistic Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff First Marshal Oky Yanuar said the ministry was in negotiation on the price, specification and note agreement with the company. […]
The Sulu Sea Patrol is an important step toward confidence-building and securing the safety of trade routes at sea. Although, its effectiveness is still being questioned, and improvements are being made. But, for many as a symbol of unity. […]
Indonesian government officials should remain vigilant against the potential threat to the state ideology, the nation’s peace and harmony, despite the decline in online radicalization following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Middle East and worldwide. In an era of freedom and social media, the nation of Indonesia needs to remain vigilant against the […]
Over the years, anti-independence movements in Papua have attempted to unite a movement divided by strategy, personal interests, and competition among various factions ,but a recent conflict showed that it needs more efforts to do so. A conflict within the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) illustrates how difficult it is to unite all groups fighting for freedom […]