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Indo Defence 2016: Clouds gather on air defence

2nd November 2016 - 11:19 GMT | by Tim Fish in Jakarta


Suppliers of air defence equipment are heading towards a fight as contenders to provide Indonesia with a short-medium range system build up their bids.

The Indonesian Army operates several different very short range air defence (VSHORAD) systems from different suppliers and as these are being replaced, companies want to edge each other out of the running.

Swedish defence manufacturer Saab has announced a partnership with domestic Indonesian manufacturer PT Pindad to provide the RBS 70 NG system with the Giraffe 1X radar apparently to replace older RBS 70 systems, but also to try and force out existing VSHORAD system contractor

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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