The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) has been called upon to accelerate the procurement of assets that will support the country’s vision of becoming a major maritime power.
Speaking at a TNI-AU briefing on 22 January, Air Chief Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, TNI-AU chief of staff, requested the service’s procurement departments to “immediately co-ordinate” with other armed forces and the defence ministry “so that the procurement processes can be accelerated”.
In comments published in a TNI-AU press release, ACM Sutisna said accelerated procurement is necessary to support the government’s programme to develop Indonesia as a “maritime axis of the world and to increase the capability of the TNI-AU to conduct maritime air strikes and maritime air support”.
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