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Indonesia Does Not Let Itself Be Intimidated By China But Instead Arms Up! Bravo Indonesia!

Indonesia Finalizes Major Jet Fighter Purchases From US, France – The Diplomat
Both purchases point to Indonesia’s ambitious military modernization plans.
The Biden administration approved a $13.9 billion arms sale to Indonesia, in a bid to stiffen the country’s ability to hold the line against recent Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. 
A recently leaked government document outlined Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto’s plans to fortify the military with spending of around $125 billion on the military between now and 2044. The focus of this modernization drive is in fortifying Indonesia’s naval capacity, which is far short of what is required sufficiently to defend its far-flung archipelagic geography, and in developing the air power necessary to support it.
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