Since the end of the 2000s, the Indonesian government has designed and implemented an ambitious arms modernization strategy, which seeks to develop its defence industry. A decade after the announcement of this project, it is time to assess the country’s progress in regards to its arms modernization goals. This research paper identifies the drivers of arms procurement in Indonesia and takes into account both regional and national dynamics and how these developments have impacted Djakarta’s ambitions. It sets out the terms for the development of an Indonesian defence industrial and technological base and concludes by commenting on the limits of the model followed.
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