JBN.CO.ID ■ Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, today officially opened the Domestic Defense and Security Equipment Industry (Alpalhankam) Exhibition at the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Kemhan RI Building, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (12/03/2019).
On that occasion, Prabowo asked his staff to procure prioritize the domestic Defense System Main Tool industry to meet the needs of the TNI.
The reason, Prabowo assesses that Indonesia has been too complacent with imports of the Main Defense System Equipment and the Defense and Security Equipment Tool (Alpalhankam) from abroad.
"We must be independent, and we cannot continue to depend on imports," he said.
According to Prabowo, procurement of Alpalhankam abroad should only be done if the domestic industry has not been able to produce.
Also present at the event included the Commander in Chief of the TNI, Kasad General of the TNI Andika Perkasa, Kasal Admiral of TNI Siwi Sukma Adji, and Wakasau Marsdya TNI Fahru Zaini Isnanto.
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