Indonesia in pursuit of exports in emerging markets

10 January 2018

Indonesia is pursuing new defence export opportunities in Senegal and Laos as part of its expanding efforts to penetrate emerging international defence markets.

Indonesia’s state-run Antara news agency reported on 10 January that Senegal is looking to procure an additional CN-235 transport aircraft as well as unspecified naval vessels while other local reports said Laos had expressed interest in acquiring firearms and ammunition.

The Senegalese Air Force has already procured three CN235 Series 200 aircraft – manufactured under licence from Airbus by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) – with the last of these platforms delivered in December 2017.

Citing an official from the Indonesian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, the Antara news agency said the West African country now wanted to procure a fourth aircraft as well as ships for military applications from Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL.

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