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Indonesia looks to Chinese air defence

17th August 2016 - 08:25 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Indonesian Marine Corps is getting ready to induct a new air defence system bought from Chinese state-owned manufacturer Norinco. 

The Marine Corps’ Second Air Defence Artillery Battalion will operate the new system. 

A first test-firing of the system against UAVs occurred on 12 August in West Java, with Norinco technicians instructing marine personnel.

The system comprises the Type 90 twin 35mm towed anti-aircraft gun (export designation PG99), AF902 air defence fire control radar and mobile power supply units. The system is designed to intercept low-flying aircraft, helicopters and UAVs, as well as cruise missiles. It can also be used against

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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