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The Hidden Challenges of Indonesia’s Defence Modernisation


Indonesia has been investing heavily in military equipment, but this masks fundamental structural problems and ongoing issues relating to civil–military relations.

The acquisition by Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) of ForceSHIELD – an integrated, advanced air-defence system – earlier this year is the latest in a long succession of similar purchases, reflecting the country’s decade-long drive to obtain state-of-the-art weapons systems. For a country on the brink of collapse in the late 1990s, following the Asian financial crisis and the end of authoritarian rule, its recent shopping list is impressive. It includes over 100 Leopard

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