Indonesian state-owned firm PT Pindad has expanded collaborative ties with Germany's Rheinmetall, India's Tata Motors, and Sweden's Saab.
The industrial links are framed by agreements signed at the Indo Defence 2016 exhibition in Jakarta, which concluded on 6 November.
An official from PT Pindad confirmed to IHS Jane's that the industrial alliances are indicative of the company's efforts to "grow our capabilities".
He added, "The government is supporting Indonesian companies and the most important strategy is co-operation with foreign companies. We are in discussions with many companies."
The official confirmed that PT Pindad's memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rheinmetall is centred on the joint production of small- to large-calibre ammunition for both the Indonesian defence market and export customers.
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