Military Capabilities

Indonesia inaugurates explosives plant

08 March 2018

State-owned Indonesian company PT Dahana – a specialist in military explosives – inaugurated a new production facility in Subang, West Java, on 7 March.

In a statement, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the new plant would help reduce the Indonesian Armed Forces’ dependency on imported propellant technologies and raw materials.

The new factory cost USD300 million to build and is intended to produce propellants for a range of small-, medium-, and large-calibre weapons.

Yearly targets include the production of 200 tonnes of nitroglycerin, 400 tonnes of spherical powders, 80 tonnes of double-base rocket propellants, and 200 tonnes of composite propellants.

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