Indonesia, Turkey to expand industrial collaboration

07 July 2017

Key Points

  • Two countries see co-operation opportunities in aerospace, submarines and UAVs
  • Plan expands existing collaboration on development of medium-weight tank

Indonesia and Turkey have outlined a plan to expand collaboration in defence equipment and technologies.

In meetings in Ankara on 6 July Turkish President Recep Erdogan and visiting counterpart Joko Widodo said they had agreed to expand defence industrial co-operation in areas including aerospace, submarines and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a statement by the Indonesian government.

The two countries are already collaborating on a programme to develop a medium tank, a prototype of which was recently unveiled.

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