David Haworth, the ex-US Air Force pilot advising Jakarta on its aircraft acquisitions Free
The Indonesian defence minister Prabowo Subianto is increasingly turning to Western consultants to help equip his air force. Those consultants also appear to be linked to Qatar.
Huawei extends web in Jakarta, ground zero for China-US fight for influence
With the Indonesian presidential election less than a year away, Huawei is trying to win the trust of certain prominent figures in the country. Its goal is to become the government's main cyber and 5G provider, much to the displeasure of the US and Australia.
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Indonesian defence minister visits Washington to finalise F-15 purchase
Prabowo Subianto is meeting this week with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and CIA Director William Burns. Despite financial difficulties and anti-corruption procedures, Jakarta continues to rearm, with Washington's backing, in the hope of confronting Beijing.
Jakarta cancels and scales back major defence contracts as raw materials crisis deepens
The ministry of defence has embarked on an ambitious defence acquisition programme but is struggling to find the funding to honour the contracts it has signed. Airbus, which was set to deliver two A400M by the end of 2021, is the latest company to bear the brunt of this situation.
Faris Al Mazrouei's Calidus plays star role in Indonesia-UAE defence relationship
The already close relationship between Jakarta and Abu Dhabi has become even cosier after a bilateral free trade agreement, in which the defence sector plays a major role, was sealed during Indonesian President Joko Widodo's visit to Abu Dhabi.
Steinberg Protocol helps French defence industry land contracts in Jakarta
The Indonesian group led by Frenchman Guillaume Catala is well aware of the French component of Jakarta's spending spree on military equipment in the face of China, and its business diplomacy arm, IBP Partners, has positioned itself as the go-to contact for French arms groups in the country.
Ukraine's Infozahyst to assist Cognyte on Indonesian interceptions contract
Israeli group Cognyte has called in Ukrainian interceptions specialist Infozahyst to help it fulfill a contract for the Indonesian intelligence services. Cognyte, a Verint group spin-off, needs the Ukrainian company's satellite communications interception know-how.
Indonesian defence minister appoints Qatar defense lobbyist in Washington to speed up defence deals
Consultant Christopher Ott, who represents the Qatari defence conglomerate Barzan in Washington, has been hired to facilitate US defence sales to Jakarta, whose position has become strategic in the context of growing tensions with China.